Ok. There are several problems the average fat person will encounter when deciding to take up running. The first and most obvious in my mind is that really obese people simply look awkward when they run. Actually, I’m of the thinking that only lions and deer look natural when running. So please don’t take offense if your a runner and also overweight. I have big dreams of becoming a runner. So yeah, that means that I’m going to be the fat person going for a jog.
run, verb; to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground. – sort of sounds like a magic trick.
In my head the voice of doubt is absolutely having a field day. You’re not a runner! What on earth makes you think you could do this? SHUTUP! I yell back. I can do this. I will do this.
That’s not to say that there are some immediate issues that must be dealt with immediately. For example, if your thighs rub together when you walk, then the thought of chaffing when you run is enough to make you cry out, “NO!”. A little deodorant slathered on the inner thigh will take care of the chaffing. Of course you could always just purchase some workout pants that fit. But the deodorant trick always works out in a pinch. The next issue, and probably the most important one, is figuring out a way to deal with all the excuses that flood into your brain when your about to do something your not sure about.
Why the blog? I think having accountability in any difficult venture increases your chances of success, or at least completion. Writing about my adventures, I’m hoping that I will stay motivated to continue and to keep pushing myself. Perhaps it could even motivat you!
Enjoy!…….. or at least find some comedic relief in my ridiculous ranting. 😉