I've been dreading this one practically since I started, but so happy to report I survived it and though I certainly didn't set any speed records, and was possibly passed in annoyance by old ladies in walkers and toddlers, I still did it and it totally counts and I could not be more pleased! Though I've been mostly lurking here and doing lots more reading than posting, I want to say that it's been so motivational reading your stories and your accomplishments and struggles have helped me get this far. A big thank you, it's awesome to not have to do this all alone. By way of introduction, I'm a recent graduate of 10 years of school where I gained a great career but also some super bad habits and a lot of weight. I've lost about 45 lbs with 35 left to go and have just added exercise now that I'm lighter and feel more comfortable and ready for it. My best self is a runner and I've picked up and put down the habit many times since childhood. I'm ready to make it a part of my life again to help me manage my weight and for stress relief at the end of the day - I love running in the evenings, around sunset, and I live in Los Angeles which is super conducive to this with gorgeous weather year round. So that's my goal and I look forward to continuing to check in with you guys and to give and receive encouragement on my path to being a graduate too!! but for today, just inordinately pleased with myself for my 20-min run victory! It's a very good day.
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