Don't know where to start. Some of you know me some of you don't. I am a 50 (soon to be 51 year old) very over weight female who used to run 40 miles a week and could run a 4.30 marathon 1.50 half marathon and this was only about 4 years ago. Now I am 6 stone overweight, got a sore knee and get out of breath walking up the stairs. I did the GNR last year in a PW of 3.30 and the Loch Ness in a PW of 1hr16. Most of these were walked.
I would really love to get back to running and have even entered a couple of races later this year but all off a sudden I have developed a complex that I am too fat to run. Too fat to get out that door. Too fat to exercise. And believe it or not too fat to diet.
This will seem mad to you all. I have lost all confidence. I think I am too old, too fat, too slow to do anything and the more I think this way the less I do.
The village I live in is too small to run/walk any distance in winter as no lights. Am out at work long hours.
Not sure where to go from here. Can't help feeling its too late to start again. Will never regain slim figure (doctor told me I will never see 10st again) will never see a 4.30 marathon again, never climb a munro again (last one I did about killed me).
Is there anyone out there that has recovered from where I am now? If so is there hope out there. Maybe I am just at the wrong time of life!!!!!
I ran for 16 years and loved every minute so where has it gone wrong?