Monday, March 23, 2009

Starting out... all over again

I started this blog with the intention of keeping track of my running journey. I'd just completed my first (and only) 10K run and was excited to set a new set of goals. But life got in the way.

Who would be interested in my running blog? Not many people. But there's a target audience out there. Those who are starting out morbidly obese. Where I was when I started.

Instead I'm 6 months pregnant and back to walking 2km 3-4 times a week. It's not ideal. But I am moving. And that's important.

If you're interested, stick around. I'm going to re-tell the story of post-partum obesity running, and then use that as the inspiration to do it all over again.

For those that think they can't do this? Think again. I've been morbidly obese or obese since I was 8-years-old. I'd never run before March 2007. I've birthed two children. The only things I had going for me? I'm not that old. I don't have high blood pressure. I don't have diabetes. I don't smoke and I don't drink. But if you're all those things? You can still do what I did. Just check with your doctor before you start.

For the record:
March 23rd - over 240lbs and about 6 months pregnant.