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Any advice for a fear of running in front of others? I run on my lunch hour and I prefer to do it alone. When it gets nice out I want to run in my neighborhood but the thought of people watching me makes me want to not do it and I don't want to give up. I'm very heavy at 265 5 ft 4 but have survived wk 1 day 2 so far.

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Any advice for a fear of running in front of others? I run on my lunch hour and I prefer to do it alone. When it gets nice out I want to run in my neighborhood but the thought of people watching me makes me want to not do it and I don't want to give up. I'm very heavy at 265 5 ft 4 but have survived wk 1 day 2 so far.

I too am female 5'4" and in the 230's and I run in my neighborhood. I really don't care what anybody thinks when they see me pass by. In fact I really get more positive feedback and no negative feedback (people wave at me as I passed by and one gentleman even shoutout I was doing a good job). I would encourage you to run in your neighborhood and not worry about what people people in your neighborhood might be thinking in their heads. As my husband would say "what do you care what they think, do they have any influence in your life you should only care about the people in your life what they think" and I'm sure that they would think getting out and getting yourself physically fit is great!

 

Best of luck to you, BTW I just finished DAY 1 Week 2 and I feel terrific!

 

Catherine

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  • 3 weeks later...

I find that I am motivated in the mornings so I just suck it up and run despite the weather. So rather than let the temperature give that "dreading" feeling, think of how you feel after your run :)

 

As for feeling embarrassed about running in public, I was the the same way. I realized that people can think whatever they want, I'm out running trying to get fit and healthy, what are they doing? Now, I occasionally experience the "I must look pathetic" when I see people running long distances with so much ease. But then I shake my head and remember that they had to start somewhere just like me.

 

Happy running everyone :)

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