Just wanted to leave a big THANK YOU to PURPLETWILITE for her note on 3/19. I've been thinking about trying running for a long time, but always thought I was "too fat" to do it (I'm currently 215 lbs). Hearing about your success was the last straw in my excuse pile - if you can do it, so can I!
I used sparkpeople's fitness map feature to calculate the distance around various blocks in my neighborhood. Started off run/walk around the 1/2 mile lap, then once I could go all the way around just running I moved up to the 2/3 mile lap, then once I did that I conquered the 3/4 mile block, and tonight I ran TWICE around the 1/2 mile block in 10 MINUTES!!! Hurrah for me! From never having run anywhere in my adult life (junior high gym class doesn't count), I was amazed that it only took me three weeks to get here. I rock! :-)
- 4/11/2009 1:14:47 AM