Thank you for the welcome comment! A few years ago, when I was in full swing of my previous weight-loss adventure, I did exactly what you're talking about. Eventhough I was no where near being ready, I signed up for a race and started training. The date of the race coming up on me made me work harder. Do you have someone you can train with? Does your boyfriend run? I found running with someone who was also training helped a TON! I did a 10K and finished in a little over an hour! It was so much fun and I did way better than I thought I was going to.
Keep up the good work! And where in Canada are you from? I grew up in London, ON but I moved to Connecticut when I was in 6th grade. Still Canadian at heart though 2677 days ago
I'm not a doctor, so I can only tell you to listen to your body. 15 minutes is really good. When I entered my first race, I couldn't even jog that long. The advice I was given was to take it slow and just move at your own pace. I was gasping for breath at the end of my run, but each time I got better. I also spend a lot of time just walking. I try to go for longer distances just to build up my endurance. Then, when I am ready to run, I feel stronger. I am very inexperienced myself and I just try to do a little better each time. Some days, I start out at a jog and just can't seem to get up the steam, so I just walk. I'm proud to say I am getting stronger and can run a lot longer without killing myself. I hope some of this is helpful! 2680 days ago