I guess this is another milestone... (Read 731 times)


    Several of the morbidly obese members of my friends and family have recently had the concerned talk with me on how I've lost 'too much weight', 'have you been sick', and how 'all that running can't be healthy'. Roll eyes I'm 6'2", 201lbs, could lose another 10-15 but I'm not rushing anything. At one point in my more sedentary life, I tipped the scales at 265. Between better eating and hiking (and the encouragement of a whole mess o' people), I got down to 225, quit cigarettes, gained back to 240. Started running, injured self, came back with C25K last September and wound up finding collecting miles a bit addicting. Finished One Hour Runner, and have just been having fun with it since then. If I bite the bullet and pick a race, I expect to receive regular admonitions at family gatherings and birthdays. ... and they'll probably be eating cake at the time.


      Sounds to me like you have got a ton to feel good about. Way to give up smoking!
      Run like you are on fire! 5K goal 24:00 or less (PR 24:34) 10K goal 50:00 or less (PR 52:45) HM goal 1:55:00 or less (PR 2:03:02) Marathon Goal...Less than my PR (PR 4:33:23)

      Princess Cancer Pants

        Yeah...all of the people who have told me that I shouldn't lose more (I'm 20#s over "ideal" weight for my height and build, so I'm not scrawny by ANY stretch of the imagination) are people who are at least 50#s overweight and completely sedentary. Funny how that works.

        '17 Goals:

        • Chemo

        • Chemo-Radiation

        • Surgery

        • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018


        She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

        ~ Unknown

          Keep doin what you're doin and you might find somebody joining you. I was working too many hours and spending too much time on the couch. I was shamed into walking by my 60 year old (former) father-in-law who would walk, ride his bike, golf or do some combo of these every day. He was in his 60's, I was in my 30's and I guarantee he was in much better shape than I was. I don't have much contact with my out-laws anymore, but sometimes our paths cross at one of my son's soccer games. I really need to thank him for getting me off the couch.

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