I started this year weighing 25 and a half stone, but through diet and exercise (mostly walking) I'm now just 22 stone and this time last weekend participated in my first proper event which was a walking half marathon. The thing is I want to run and I want to run a 5k the whole way through before the end of the year. Am I being unrealistic? Is this something I should attempt? I'm not stupid and I know it'll take a while for me to do the programme and I'll be more than happy to repeat weeks if needed but I don't know if I'm stupid even considering it at my current weight? I'd really like some thoughts, suggestions, ideas etc. And if anyone can help with overcoming the fear I have of letting my neighbourhood see me running and no doubt laughing that'd be great too! (Btw I can easily walk a 20 min mile and my pb for a mile is a few seconds over 18mins which is slowly coming down, when I started my pb was around 22mins)
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