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I started my journey at 261.5 pounds.  I am finally ready to change.  I have lost nearly 15 pounds with Weight Watchers and have only been walking for exercise.  I have a friend who is an avid runner, having completed a number of half marathons and currently training for her first full marathon.  Though I am intrigued by her, I've always said I couldn't do it (while she stands there and tells me I could!!). 

 

I can't say what the turning point was . . . . reading a lot of WW blogs and success stories I guess.  Many had become runners and most said "I never thought I could".  The more I read the more I saw myself.  The icing on the cake was when one of those bloggers said "Never discount a form of exercise until you try it."  Soooooooo . . . . I decided to try it! 

 

I'm early in my journey but I'm still very excited.  I have run three days in a row, not understanding I was supposed to run on alternate days.  I was unable to complete Day #1 so I repeated W1/D1 the next day and I finished it!!  I was so proud of myself!!  Today I completed W1/D2 and that was when I discovered there are only three training days per week!!  So I will take tomorrow off and the do W1/D3 on Sunday.  

 

My ultimate goal is to run 10K.  I never thought I'd hear myself say those words.  I have bad knees and bad ankles;  I was sure this would only complicate that.  But, after three days of running, I have to say that rather than causing problems I feel like it is improving my weaknesses in my legs.  I feel so much stronger already!  I'm amazed . . . and today I BELIEVE that one day I will be running a 10K run!!

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"... after three days of running, I have to say that rather than causing problems I feel like it is improving my weaknesses in my legs.  I feel so much stronger already!  I'm amazed . . . and today I BELIEVE that one day I will be running a 10K run!!"

 

Haska, your energy inspires me - Thank you!  Wish I could run with you! I can't wait to hear how your next run goes. Cheers!!

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