I have a lot of reasons...i mean the obvious ones, like health, over all well being, ect...But the eve of my first race friends of mine were over visiting with us. When I told them I was running in a race Jenny blurted out "WHAT??? YOU CAN'T RUN"???? She didn't mean to be hurtful when she said it, Jenny is very overweight, but to her running is impossible. One of those things that all of our bodies are designed to do from day 1.
I hear her voice in my head every time I run.
current weight: 241.0
Fitness Minutes: (13,261) Posts: 7,637 7/1/10 2:16 A
Hmm. Well I've only done a 5k and I've never actually run yet. I've only jogged maybe 5 miles altogether ever (all since I started maybe 6 months ago), but I like doing something that everyone keeps telling me I can't do, lol. :)
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." -M. Gandhi
current weight: 330.0
Fitness Minutes: (77,684) Posts: 1,919 7/1/10 1:03 A
I enjoy the stress relief, a good run can change my day around and bring me clarity when I am thinking through something. When I run races I feel like no matter where I finish whether it is first or last (usually the latter) that I am a winner for even starting. Running is something I can truly be proud of because it is something I do for me and no one else!
Always remember striving and struggle always precede success even in the dictionary!
The only thing that can stop you is you!
Dead Last Finish better than Did Not Finish which is better than DID NOT START!
Pounds lost: 107.7
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