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I’m running for my health. I’m 41 and married with 3 children. I have PMDD (look it up if you don’t know in case you have other women in your life with symptoms like mine) and I need to run to help me. My doctor wants me to lose weight before June or she will be putting me on meds for high cholesterol. I don’t want any meds. Im a former runner from my high school days, but it’s been a LONG time and the couch loves me. Im hoping I will not give up this race! My hope is to some day run a 1/2 this year. Why are you running?
Hi All, I'm Ian from South Wales, I'm going to start the 10k program tomorrow, let myself go a little bit and having struggled with mental health issues & suicidal thoughts. I've decided taking up running, losing a bit of weight and getting fit may help with my what's in my head!! Haven't really got anyone in my life that really encourages me. So thought I'd stick a flag up in here and see what happens. Take care Ian
Hello! The quick and dirty: my name is Marina. I'm an avid sailor currently racing a 38ft yacht. I've always been relatively healthy in terms of physical health, however, I've struggled with my mental health for about 5 years now. The most common advice I get in regard to fighting depression and anxiety is to exercise. So in conjunction with my 2 days of sailing a week I have finally decided to start running. A very different pace and type of exercise but one I have been dreaming of doing. Literally. Lately I have been dreaming of running and waking up actually craving to go for a run, even though I've never been a runner. Weird, right? But who am I to deny my apparent hearts desire when I practice mindfulness so stringently. My goals include improving my mental health generally, practicing better accountability (finishing things I start), and losing my winter indulgences so I can squeeze back into my bikini in time for summer. But mostly mental health. Everything else is a bonus. W1D1 was good, I wasn't exhausted or discouraged to continue.