Congratulations and welcome! Your 5k time is AWESOME! If that is your starting point, you are definitely in a really good place and I'm sure you'll keep surprising yourself!
I know a lot of people really don't get running and that is a common myth and misconception - that it wrecks your knees. I tend to think that it actually strengthens them because we are building strong bones and joints, when done properly (see the comment below about good shoes - they are a necessity!!!) I believe I've even read several articles that show that running actually DECREASES arthritis over non-runners. So find as much ammunition as possible and feel free to yank it out when people try to tell you to quit! :-)
I have a bumper magnet on my car that reads: Running is a mental sport and we are all INSANE! hahahhahahahaa I love that because people truly do think that we are straight-up crazy to actually CHOOSE to run! I've actually seen people stop and point it out and laugh away at it...I just sit back and think to myself "ohhhhh, if you only knew...if you only knew!"
Good job on finding something that is inspiring you - keep up the good work!!!!
| Pounds lost: 54.2