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Get sum everybody! Everyone here is my inspiration and I thank you. I haven't ran since I got out in 2010. The past couple years have been a slow downward spiral that life sometimes deals you. But I have decided to flip the trash cans upside-down so to speak and take my happy back. I'm not to terribly out of control managing to only top out at 230 at 6ft tall. My formed goals are to drop 30lbs and then work to ad muscle back. We always ran 3mi as part of our fitness test and I was consistent at 20-21 mins. That was also 8 years and 50lbs ago. I stumbled across here and I'm impressed work all the success and encouragement. I can't wait to take this journey with all of you. I've never enjoyed running but I feel like this time it will be different. Happy running everyone and remember that chick's dig scars greatness fades legends last forever and passion is weakness leaving the body hell yeah!

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Guest TrishE

Welcome! Thank you for your story and thank you for your service. Our great country would nothing without warriors like you. 

Running is a very difficult thing to make fun and enjoyable because unfortunately is it hugely mental. There will be walls and days where you will just not want to run and thats alright. Make it a habit and when it becomes a habit it will become a lifestyle. When it becomes a lifestyle you wont be able to live without it. 

I wish you the best of luck and know we are here for help and encouragement if need be. :) 

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Thank you trishe for the encouragement. I'm hoping as I get into this I can convince my wife to join me. I'm not worried to much about my mental strength and physical will come with time. I'm lucky enough that between our boys and our adopted nephews that I haven't gone full potato yet. The only question I have is that since I'm only half potato I don't know if I should skip ahead or just go from day one and enjoy the easier ones before the real work begins.

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Please do! Running and being healthy with family is great way to stay motivated. 

As for skipping ahead its completely up to you. If you find the beginning weeks too easy give a later week a try. After all if you find them too difficult you can always go back to where you started. You wont know until you try! 

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