"When I first started running, I was so embarrassed I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers."
– Joan Benoit Samuelson, First Women's Olympic Marathon Champion
I laughed when I read this quote because I do the same thing. Well, I used to. I'd turn down a side street if I saw a "real runner" coming towards me because I was embarrassed to run slowly, worried I might have to stop as I passed them, or worse. Now, I couldn't care less what anybody thinks. It feels good to run, even if my gait is far less than ideal or I'm slow or whatever. It's the endorphins, maaaaan. I'm hooked.
Here's where I'm at:
Today's weight - 139.0
Today's BMI - 22.4
Goal weight - 130
Goal BMI - 21.0
Total weight lost - 4.0 of 13