Hey! So I'm all new and shiny and I've just done my first ever run - literally just got out of the shower from it and am still suffering the sore throat of it and everything. I'm an overweight trans-guy that has varying health issues and have discovered that I'm starting to expand my waistline rather than my horizons, as it were, so on a whim last week I found this and figured why not. I can come up with excuses not to do it, but no actual solid reasons, and the best thing is, my just-as-unfit partner has decided to join me!
I do have a question, though. I feel a little bit like this was a failed run, despite it being my first and having not done any serious physical activity for YEARS (I used to do parkour before health and contentment hit). I managed four 60secs of running and then had to walk for the rest of the way, and though I beat what I expected (one run and then flopping on the floor like a dying fish) and didn't get the stitch I was afraid of (my partner did though) I still feel a bit of a failure.
I guess I'm looking for a little support - did anyone else manage to 'fail' their first run/first week? If so, what did you do to keep yourself going? I'm going to stick with this if it kills me - I've already registered for a 5k next June to give myself something to aim for - but it's a little bit of a knock because I figured this would be an easy start for someone who spends most of their lives in front of a computer screen.