I've lurked here a while, but have now decided to register and post.
I am a 29 year old male from the UK. I am 5'11" and currently weigh 13st 4lb. This puts me in the overweight category in all of the available 'calculators'. I guess I already knew this - hence weighing myself for the first time in years yesterday.
In response to this weighing, I have set myself the goal (to be achieved before the end of 2019) of returning to running and cleaning up my diet a little in order to get down (and perhaps even below) to 12st and run a sub-18 5k (measured at my local Park Run). I have run one timed 5k before and managed a time of 20.16 (about 18 months ago, and off little training - though I was considerably lighter).
I am creating this thread to share my weekly training and to hold myself accountable. If anyone else wants to help/advise/share their stories - please feel free to do so!
I have downloaded the MyFitnessPal app and am tracking what I eat. My first task is to spend time slowly building up my weekly mileage - I am aiming to run every morning to begin with, and then gradually adding in an evening run Mon-Sat (I will not run twice on long run day).
I will post a progress update every Sunday evening (at the end of a training week) detailing the runs (distance/effort/pace) and whether or not my food diary in MyFitnessPal is up to scratch. My first post will be tomorrow. I will also seek advice from you more experienced runners regarding workouts and training schedules once I have built up a sufficient base.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.