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- Posted: 10th Nov 2010, 20:23Report
Hi All Always good to name and shame yourself in public, to ensure you get your ass out of the door to keep the running going. Lets keep motivated and post progress here. Anyway to start, I started running 6 weeks ago could bearly runs between lamp posts now can run 1 mile without stopping. Started at 17st 11 now 16st 11, and the moobs are melting...result Im no longer allergic to exercise, will it last?
- Posted: 19th Nov 2010, 11:54Report
I've found it all too easy to get out of the habit. I was going really well; managed 5.5 miles on mostly flat, then did a 4.5 with some hills, felt really good after a couple of miles. But then, one thing and another got in the way didn't run for a couple of weeks and struggled to do 3. That dented my confidence a bit and didn't want to go again. Now I've got a stinking cold.
- Posted: 7th Dec 2010, 21:08Report
Was running regularly until my twin girls arrived in May. Probably been out less than 10 times since. Run at work (lunchtimes) 2-3 times per week, 3 or 4 mile regular course, 9-10 minute miles. Signing up for a half marathon in March to get me back out there... (Hoping to lose about 2.5 stones too)
- Posted: 19th Dec 2010, 19:35Report
started the year at almost 21 stone, am now 15 stone and have just run my first half marathon...
- Posted: 28th Dec 2010, 18:27Report
Hello ive toyed with running a few times since the summer and even but all the winter gear but i seem to be lacking motavation and have only been out twice this month! I was doing quite well did a cople of 5k races and even managed to run five mile at one point and was on track for a ten k back in october. I fell ill just before and never managed it since then have stuggled to get out due to lack of motavation and shock at how fast your fitness level just drops away !! Joined this group to see if i could shame myself back out there!!
- Posted: 12th Jan 2011, 19:48Report
[quote]Hi All Always good to name and shame yourself in public, to ensure you get your ass out of the door to keep the running going. Lets keep motivated and post progress here. Anyway to start, I started running 6 weeks ago could bearly runs between lamp posts now can run 1 mile without stopping. Started at 17st 11 now 16st 11, and the moobs are melting...result Im no longer allergic to exercise, will it last?[/quote] Well its month four now, weight still going down, lost 1st 9ibs, can run 2.5 miles without stopping ; got to keep it going as have signed up for a 5k in March, 10k in May and half marathon in September ! Last two seem a little out there, but I love a goal ! Good luck everyone, lets continue to post to keep that encouragement up.
- Posted: 17th Jan 2011, 09:12Report
[quote]Was running regularly until my twin girls arrived in May. Probably been out less than 10 times since. Run at work (lunchtimes) 2-3 times per week, 3 or 4 mile regular course, 9-10 minute miles. Signing up for a half marathon in March to get me back out there... (Hoping to lose about 2.5 stones too)[/quote] So far so good. Ran 5 miles on Saturday - 51:50. First time I've run more than 4 miles since I got married (10 years ago) so I was very pleased with that. 6 miles this Saturday...
- Posted: 18th Jan 2011, 09:31Report
Now then fellas. I'm a recently retired Rugby player and took up running about 3 months ago - I'm still alternating between fast jog, slower jog and the occasional walk (mostly up hills, oddly enough!). I'm naturally a stocky physique and carry more weight than I should, so took to running like a cow to flying. I am persevering and with the help of Jonny Wilkinson on the adidas micoach app am gradually getting that bit quicker and being able to run that little bit longer. I'm 42 years old, so I'm being realistic about my goals. This year, I want to be able to run 5k without stopping (in truth, after 3 months I'm almost there) but once I achieve this, I want to be able to run 5k in less than 35 minutes. I am sure that's achievable. After that, I've no idea...I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. For now, I'm watching what I eat, trying to cut down on the beer and venturing out 3-4 times a week using the adidas micoach app. Hopefully, I'll lose some timber along the way. Never thought I'd say it, but I'm enjoying this running malarky. Good luck with your goals guys. Adam
- Posted: 3rd Feb 2011, 23:38Report
Hi all I have just started running again after a short spell of a last ten mile race back in october 2010. I ahve now signed for a Half marathon on the 6th march in Bideford North devon didi this last year as well as the great west run. Hav decided to go for a triple again this year and I am doin half marathon 10k and 10 miler all in bideford. Hoping to lose the weight that i gained in the last 3 months aswell aiming to do 15-20 miles a week. Will be doing a nice nine miler tommorow as well.
- Posted: 4th Apr 2011, 14:01Report
Hey guys, I've just started running after about 15 years of no real exercise! Need to lose some weight too - never a bad thing! Not sure if looking forward to this or not but first run is tonight so will let you know tomorrow. Also supposed to have started eating properly today to however someone offered me cake and boy did I eat it!!! Not a good start darn it! No will-power! Wish me luck!
- Posted: 16th Apr 2011, 13:42Report
Hi, started running again a month or 2 ago, starting weight the wrong side of 16 1/2 stone now I'm bang on 15 stone :) I managed a 4.75k in 28 and a bit minutes a week or so ago so I'm on track for a 30 min 5k. Just got my bikes fixed as well so I#ll be adding in some cycling into my exercises too, although 1 jumped on it and did 10miles straight off and my arse is killing me! Every little helps, keep up the pace & the enthusiasm. Djjenks.
- Posted: 4th May 2011, 19:08Report
just thought it would be worthwhile mentioning Joe Kelly's Runner's Commandments, Number 15: "getting out of shape is much easier than getting into shape". always worth keeping that one in mind, i think!
[signature]GordonG (host, "Running and Life" podcast)
- Slowly returning from resting my Achilles Tendonitis, fingers crossed I'll still make London in April!Posted: 4th May 2011, 22:51Report
Hi fellas, Just taken up running in the last couple of months. I'm a football goalkeeper and after an entire season of stick from the lads about carrying a bit more timber than them I thought I'd better try and lose a bit of it before pre season starts again. I train twice a week and play Saturdays and the occasional Sunday but absolutely hated the fitness side so had drifted to about 14st 5lbs. I'm down to 13st 7lbs and have managed to run 10k in under an hour already so am really excited as to where my running can take me. It's far to say I've been well and truly bitten by the bug! Chaz
- Posted: 17th May 2011, 18:20Report
hi guys, new here, decided about 3 weeks ago that i need to get fit and lose some weight, im a truck driver and its all too easy to sit in the cab all day and eat crap, so its a health-ish diet and a bit of hopefully regular walking / jogging, ive never been much of a runner (even at school), so we will see how it goes. starting at 18.5 stone, bought some reebok zigtech trainers to hopefully give the knees some help. wish me luck. :)
- Posted: 14th Jun 2011, 23:14Report
Evening all, I started running the second week of Jan 2011. I was 19st 2lb and could run 1km without stoppping. Here I am typing this and I've lost 5 stone and I run 4 10km races with the time PB's being set at each race (not fast but now at 56:00). I've signed up for the Robin Hood half marathon and have my sights set on a marathon next year. The moral of the story is it's not too late to start (i'm 37) and it doesn't matter where your starting point is of how busy your lifestyle is you can get off your butt, put your kit on and go for a run. I have gym membership but I'm luck if I get there once a week, but running is just outside the door, it's free and it's great to clear the mid and get fit! Good luck to all who are starting to run or getting back into it adn to all those who are trying to drop a few pounds (or stone) then set your goals and put a smile on your face when you hit them!
- Posted: 15th Jun 2011, 21:09Report
Hi all, glad to join up. I'm 2 weeks into my running after several years away with a view to working towards next years VLM (something I've always wanted to achieve). I'm 41 yrs old, 6 ft tall and have just lost a stone in 2 wks and am currently 16st 6lbs. Looking forward to getting stuck in on here, but gotta go as Apprentice is now on!! Cheers Dave
- Posted: 15th Jun 2011, 21:53Report
Hi All, Started running yesterday. Well, running isn't perhaps the correct word, sort of in between jogging and wobbling. Anyway, it was a start. I'm 42, and very unfit and overweight - but desperate to solve both issues. Anyway, when I got back from the 'run', I did something rather rash: I booked myself on a 10K in 14 weeks time! I guess I have no excuses now, and a hard target to aim for. Any advice always welcomed. David.
- Posted: 28th Jul 2011, 09:33Report
Hello all I'm 31. I started early Feb. Have never 'done' exercise before. Was a 17 stone something asthmatic smoker (great combo) with severe sleep apnoea. Decided to make a change and decided running was for me. Couldn't even complete a solid KM when I started out. Built it up slowly using intervals and am now happily addicted. Weight has dropped to approx 12 and a half stone. Astham and sleep are back in check, I've dropped about 4-6inches on my belly, 3 t-shirt sizes and an inch and a half off my collar. I Feel great and am really enjoying exercise for first time ever. Try and get out at least 3-4 times a week and have booked myself in for a 10 mile race in October (yikes). I love running. Can be done anywhere and has quite literally changed my life.....and like all the best things in life it's free! (well mostly)
[signature]I tend to blog about my running here -> http://discodroid.com if you want to take a look.
- Posted: 27th Aug 2011, 09:26Report
Hey fellas. I'm just about to start running. I've let my weight creep up to just shy of 17st, which is my largest ever weight, and have only been doing bits of exercise (5-a-side, gym) for the last 2 months, or so. I'm going to be following the Couch-to-10K app on my iPhone with the aim of being able to complete 10K runs by Christmas. I'll keep you posted as to progress.
[signature]I've always maintained I was not built to run. Let's see if I can change that!
- Posted: 13th Sep 2011, 10:57Report
I am a newbie! Fat miserable and a can't be bothered mentality at 15st in June 2011. Here I am just 3 months on weighing in at 12'6, feeling happy and fitter than I can remember. Life really does begin at 40!
[signature]Green with envy! It seems I have wasted the last 40yrs, but now I have found a new lease of life thanks to running! Timmy G.
- Posted: 22nd Sep 2011, 11:35Report
HI, I started running again about 4 months ago, was 17 stone something and 5' 6" - so, slightly overweight(!!!!!). I have since lost nearly four stone, and have gone from being able to run about 2 minutes before stopping to being able to run 10 miles in an hour and 24 minutes - not fast but a huge step up. # For those of you starting up, keep at it! Quoting an old adage - No one said it would be easy, but it WILL be worth it!!
- Posted: 18th Oct 2011, 19:32Report
Hi all i used to weigh 19st i am now down to 14.2 and now i have just started running, i hope to get though that barrier lol i am aiming for 10k first im following the nike beginners
- Posted: 2nd Nov 2011, 17:05Report
So, here I am again. I posted back in January having been "running" for a couple of months and making steady progress. This progress was, sadly halted in February this year whilst on a forest run by a tree root protruding from the ground which I didn't see and subsequently stumbled on, causing a nasty sprain to my ankle. Almost 9 months later, I have recovered enough to start playing Squash again, so I'm back to the drawing board with running too.... Hopefully this time, I'll make more progress Wish me luck
- Posted: 23rd Jan 2012, 09:37Report
Hi All I'm new to this so please be gentle... I've always struggled with my weight & when my daughter was born towards the end of last year, I weighed in at a colosal 23 stone!! I'm 6ft 2" but even so I was & still am truly disgusted at myself. I'd dabbled with running in the past but never seriously & I thought that may be this might be the best way to shift the weight. I started running twice a week & playing football once a week. 2 months down the line & I've lost 2 stone 6lbs & I'm starting to be able to actually run for a reasonable distance. I've signed up for a 10k at the end of March & I'm getting in married in April so there's plenty of motivation to keep me going to it's always good to get some more. I'm going to keep posting on here on a Monday. Please help keep me motivated & help me shift the weight!!
- Posted: 26th Jan 2012, 10:48Report
[quote]Hi All I'm new to this so please be gentle... I've always struggled with my weight & when my daughter was born towards the end of last year, I weighed in at a colosal 23 stone!! I'm 6ft 2" but even so I was & still am truly disgusted at myself. I'd dabbled with running in the past but never seriously & I thought that may be this might be the best way to shift the weight. I started running twice a week & playing football once a week. 2 months down the line & I've lost 2 stone 6lbs & I'm starting to be able to actually run for a reasonable distance. I've signed up for a 10k at the end of March & I'm getting in married in April so there's plenty of motivation to keep me going to it's always good to get some more. I'm going to keep posting on here on a Monday. Please help keep me motivated & help me shift the weight!![/quote] Fair play to you. I'm always impressed by anyone who gets off their butt and makes such a big, positive change in their life. 2 and a half stone is a nice bit to shift. Good luck with your efforts.
- Posted: 11th Feb 2012, 20:03Report
Great inspiration in these comments. I've woken up one day and realised I'm now 40, a good bit over 20 stone and no longer bulletproof. Ive entered 2 races for charity. 5k at the end of March and 4.5 miles leg of a relay at the end of May. There is no way I'm giving up! Good luck to everyone.
- Posted: 25th Aug 2013, 17:53Report
started running last December at which point I weighed 103 Kg. Down now to a respectable 78 Kg, mainly down to running!
- Posted: 23rd Jan 2014, 15:57Report
I have posted elsewhere about my addiction to OCRs. Although not exactly fat to fit I thought I would share my experience of getting fit(ter). I have always played 5-a-side for an hour once a week and on the exercise bike twice a week, but the reality is that even though fairly fit for 55 running even a mile would have been difficult. It's a different kind of fitness when it's sustained and lugging your body weight around. But start slowly. I knew there were no health issues so I found an offroad run of approximately 2.5 miles and initially mixed running and walking the distance. One thing I would say is that sometimes its a mental barrier, even now. It is VERY easy to stop and walk. I also find, 8 months or more later, that the first mile or so is harder than thereafter as my body settles into a rhythm. I would recommend some upper body fitness and certainly some core fitness as well.