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RedHat
03-12-2012, 06:16 PM
This past weekend I ran (with some jogging/walking tossed in to catch my breath lol) my first 8K. I had been on a journey to get healthy and lose quite a bit of weight. I originally started out weighing 350lbs and am down to 275. I started out using the Couch to 5K. I could barely jog 100 yards and now I can jog/run about 1.5 miles before having to slow down. So.. it's a start.

I was pretty excited to finish this. 5 miles seemed further than I initially thought. Just wanted to share with someone lol. Back to icing my foot lol.

Chris1981
03-13-2012, 02:40 AM
Awesome and congrats!

Kewii
03-13-2012, 03:14 PM
That's a huge accomplishment!

Congrats.

cray
03-13-2012, 10:22 PM
woooot! congrats, redhat!!!!

CACTUSWENDY
03-13-2012, 10:48 PM
Wow. Sounds like you are on the right track. Best wishes and W00t!

knightrunnermat
03-26-2012, 06:24 PM
I ran a 5 mile race on St. Patrick's Day. I was a miler in college and I ran cross country, too, but it's been so long since I've actually been in shape. You're right, 5 miles is a long way to run. Especially after years of not training!

cray
03-27-2012, 09:58 PM
nice one. congrats, knightrunnermat!