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I feel so awesome right now

Discussion in 'Sports, Games and Health' started by Banarenth, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. I feel so awesome right now

    In January, after I broke up with my last girlfriend, I looked at myself in the mirror and was completely ashamed of myself. I was completely out of shape, and I had been that way for most of the past 15 years. I weighed myself at 260 lbs, and I have a 40 inch waist. I was disgusted with myself, but I had a lot of extra time on my hands, so I went down to the treadmill 3 days a week.

    At first, I walked a very slow pace. Usually took me about 45 minutes to go 2 miles, but really, I couldn't manage anymore than about 20-30 mintues for the first month or so. But I persevered, and eventually started walking on the treadmill 5-6 days a week. And I slowely started to see a slight difference.

    A few months ago, a friend asked me to go running with him. I figured I was in better shape so I could handle it pretty well. I was very, very wrong. Walking on a treadmill is a long, long way from jogging outside, even at night. So, I started to go jogging every day. I started with short runs and long walks. usually run about 1/4 mile, and walk it off for 1 mile. Then slowly got myself to run 1 mile laps, walk 1/2 and repeat for about 7-8 miles a day until I could do 2-2.5 miles in one run.

    To make an already very long story short, in the past 7 months, I've lost 95 pounds of dead weight, as well as 9 inches (165 lbs, 31 inch waist), and this morning I ran in my first leg race ever. I ran every inch of a 5k run, and I did it in 28:45.

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  2. I am proud of you my brother!:)
     
  3. Who is this person? Yourself?
     
  4. Fantastic. Congratulations.
     
  5. Indeed
     
  6. SO proud of you.:D Now don't let anything slow you down. Like a pretty girl friend... :p

    You look great!
     
  7. Fortunately or unfortunately, there is definitely no immediate danger of that. :cool:
     
  8. That's Awesome , brother Ban. You look great. I'll bet you feel a lot better too. Blessing to you.:D
     
  9. That is awesome, makes me want to get out and run... Inspirational.
     
  10. thats awsome i keep telling my self that i am going to start exersizing more but i allways find a reason to push it off :( maybe ill start walking home from the bus terminal every night after work.
     
  11. Awesome, great job. You're an inspiration!
     
  12. Race # 2 was this morning. Another 5k run. I came in 358 overall, 25 in my division. My time was 26:31 and my pace was 8:32 (down from 28:45/9:15). So exciting.

    My next race is next month, it will be 5 miles, so a bit longer than 5k (2 miles longer). Time to start training for it.
     
  13. Good for you Bro Ban. I will be praying for you.:groupray::groupray:
     
  14. This is you Bro Ban...

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  15. Dusty, that is your oddest clip-art yet :eek: ...... it is like watching The Village People at Halloween. :D


    Doing great, Banarenth!
     

  16. He he ....:):) Cheers .... Some mothers do have em!!!! LOL:D:D
     

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