Run fat boy.... The diary of an over weight runner!

in Sports Talk Social2 months ago


Getting back in to running is like trying to get back in to a nightclub after he bouncer has kicked you out for being too drunk.... Its difficult, but not impossible!!

I've never been, what you might call an elite level runner, but for a gentleman of larger stature, I can shift.


Over the past 12 to 18months I've let my running slip, and along with turning fourty (I know I do t look it) these factors have lead my larger than average frame to increase exponentially.

Well I'm back out, and back out running regularly. I haven't posted much about it since I tried to kick start my running last November, in what I called my #5430challenge where I ran 5km everyday for 30 days. I'm making a concerted effort to get out more and more often now, I'm 2/2 this week so far after running today and yesterday.


I have been pushing hard and making a conscious effort to "make every run count". I often find myself blowing out my arse towards the end, but always enjoy the feeling of finishing like I've achieved something. The way I look at it, if you're not working hard and blowing by the end of it, was it really worth goi g in the first place??


My heart rate tells me that I'm definitely working hard, and if I can maintain this level of intensity, my breathing, heart rate and stamina should increase quickly over the next few weeks.

Hopefully, if I keep working at it, my times should remain constant but my heart rate should rem3lower and I should spend more time in the cardio zone... This will tell me that it's beginning to pay off, and at that point will I push on and increase the distance and pace I'm running. Managing and maintaining a good heart rate and cardio zone will mean I can work for longer with out risk of harm and damaging my self.



Well done. In my village walking and running was never so popular as in 2020. You know why.

I am 70 kg ( no it is 69 kg) but must exercise more too. Only biking twice week. Ans some small walks.

I'm just under 108kg, so keeping active is a must for me at the moment. Even though I've had covid-19, being over weight is a massive factor in contributing to death.

Good for you pal. That's a pretty good pace for a big fella. It's good to see people trying to improve their health!

Thanks for continuing to make Hive awesome.