I knew it would happen and it has happened big time. A couple of mins run, then walk, then run etc I managed that. 5 Mins run? yep ok, 8 mins run? Ok the first time but not twice, I knew I couldn't and I didn't. I can't even think about looking at 20 minutes, ridiculous.
As those that have read my posts before know I really struggle at this, I hate running and always have even when I was young and fit. Some what contrary to this I love Park Runs, I have done 33 (or 34) but I have never got to the 2km marker without having to start to walk run and then I do 1 min run 1 minute walk. I still do them and enjoy the atmosphere, the team spirit and camaraderie.
But I am just too unfit and too heavy to run for more than about 10 minutes before commencing the walk run.
Please don't say, "slow down" or anything like that because speed is not the issue, my wife walks faster than I jog (shuffle).
The human body is simply not designed to bounce over 20 stone of fat, even hanging off a 6' 4" frame for any length of time.
This always happens, I start something, I get so far and then it comes to a screaming halt and i give up. I am so fed up as you can probably tell as I haven't logged in all week.
You are an amazing group and I am grateful for your support thus far and it been great encouraging you back. Hang on in their, get involved in Park Run if at all possible and enjoy your successes.
I will give this week another go although I know I will never get to 20 mins solid shuffling but in my heart I know I just need to concede that running is not for me.