After a terrible journey through the desert, I decided to start running again. As a fat person running, I believe that it hurts a lot more than if you’re skinny. It would pretty much have to be. So I went to the gym to use the membership that I have been dutifully paying for the last 10 years. Don’t get me wrong, I have used it once or twice, but running at the gym ranks up there with having a toot pulled. I was only able to run .33 miles and I thought I was going to die doing it. I was not going fast, 4 on the treadmill, so a 15 minute mile. I know you skinny people can walk faster than that, but that is all I have. I walked until I reached a 1/2 mile and then I went home. I was a little proud of myself for going to the gym, but mostly I was embarrassed. If you are overweight you know the feeling. How did I get to 240 lbs again… I’ve been heavier, but not much. At 5’6″, that makes me almost as big around as I am tall. Running is a lumbering gait at best. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
First Run in a long time
About the Author: RunningAnyway
I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.