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TOPIC: 300 lbs and ran my 2nd 5K. I feel like a superhero! (w/pics)

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November 20, 2012 3:44 AM
You are a hero! Keep that warrior mentally!
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November 20, 2012 3:46 AM
Very inspiring!!!bigsmile
November 20, 2012 3:54 AM
You, quite simply, put the awe in awesome.

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That is such an inspiring story and I LOVE your attitude
November 20, 2012 4:01 AM
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I have been wanting to run, but my doctor has told me not to run until I get at least 30 lbs off because if I start now it will tear my knees up (no previous knee injuries). This makes me think "why not!" Good job!


If you have no knee injuries and decide to run "against" Drs advice, tape yourself up with K tape b4 u go out. (can b purchased sat runner's stoes)
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November 20, 2012 4:09 AM
Thanks for posting this, you are a true inspiration! I started C25K yesterday, your story will push me to keep going!

Yes, you ARE a superhero!!! flowerforyou
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November 20, 2012 4:11 AM
Thank you for sharing, very inspiring! I am running my first 5K Thursday (Thanksgiving). I am very slow, but it's all good!
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November 20, 2012 4:23 AM
OUtstanding!! You are spectacular. Congratulations! Keep going...................................................
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November 20, 2012 5:41 AM
That's amazing! We all have to start somewhere and you have accomplished a TERRIFIC feat that most people wouldn't even DARE dream about taking on (and I'm talking people who weigh in the 150 lbs range). So chin up friend - YOU ARE AWESOME!! Doesn't matter how fast or slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch. Keep it up!! The more you lose, the faster you get. The faster you get, the longer runs you'll do. The longer runs you do, the stronger you'll get. The stronger you'll get, the more you'll want to accomplish. This includes 10Ks and half marathons. Trust me. YOU. CAN. DO. IT. Mind over matter!!
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November 20, 2012 6:11 AM
THANK YOU for this post! I started out at 346.4 and I'm now down to 311.8. Finished week 5 of C25K yesterday and wept at the end of the 20 minute jog, amazed that my body was able to do that! Can't wait to run my first 5K and I'd love to eventually run in a 1/2 marathon. Keep up the AMAZING work!
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November 20, 2012 6:12 AM
Love it!
November 20, 2012 6:14 AM
Salute! ##Beastmode
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November 20, 2012 6:15 AM
Congrats!
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November 20, 2012 6:15 AM
Congratulations!! That's so awesome and you should feel amazing!! Such an accomplishment. Keep up the great work :)
November 20, 2012 6:16 AM
awesome jobdrinker
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November 20, 2012 6:20 AM
Get it Girl!!!!!!!!! I'm so very proud of you!!!!!!!!!
November 20, 2012 6:24 AM
awesome!!! doing my second one on Friday!!!
Edited by BlessedandBeautifulBrown On November 20, 2012 6:25 AM
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November 20, 2012 6:24 AM
You are absolutely AWESOME!!!! happy I did the Glow Run this past Saturday in Dallas at nearly 300 lbs & it was pretty grueling so I commend you on your accomplishment!!! wink Congrats!!!
November 20, 2012 6:26 AM
Congratulations!

These are the posts that I LOVE TO SEE!

I am so proud of you! You are an inspiration to many people now. You SHOULD be proud of yourself! I just ran a 5K for the first time a week ago at 140lbs. I've lost 40 and I KNOW I couldn't have done it before the weight loss. For you to push through and finish is amazing and awe-inspiring to say the least.

Again, congats and keep up the hard/awesome work!
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November 20, 2012 7:07 AM
That is sooooo awesome! Very inspiring!
November 20, 2012 7:22 AM
I got wet eyes reading this..You are so inspiring!! Keep it going, you are a RUNNER!!!
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November 20, 2012 7:25 AM
You are an inspiration thank you for sharing keep it up!!!!!
November 20, 2012 7:39 AM
that is awsome i wish one day i can run a 5k also great success!!!
September 19, 2013 7:22 AM
Awesome bigsmile
September 19, 2013 9:23 AM
Awesome!! I just finished the C25K program today at 260 lbs. i love being the biggest runner on my path, I hope people driving on Lake Shore Drive see me and think 'hey, if she can do it, I'll bet I could."
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September 19, 2013 9:31 AM
WOW!!!! What an inspiration. Just the motivation I needed. I've been wanting to start running forever, but thought I was nuts because I'm so heavy. Thank you! YOU ROCK! :D

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