Wednesday, 20 October 2010

126kg & Lethargic......


I am running again tonight. Inspired by Naomi at Under the Yard Arm, and the plan for us all to run/walk in the Mothers Day Classic, I am running tonight.

On the treadmill. (I usually use the streets, but it's the treadmill tonight.)

I am going to be using my trusty iPod with its C25km podcasts on it.

I have my huge water bottle at the ready.

Who'd a thunk it?

Three years ago I was a heart attack waiting to happen.

The very idea of me running was IMPOSSIBLE.

I was 126kg and lethargic. I could barely walk easily, let alone run.

And now?

I am still chunky.

I do not have a runners build.

I am not lithe or slim or supple.

But my heart health and my body, and mind and my spirit, they allow me to run.

I am not fast and  I am not at all graceful.

(But I am getting quicker. I plan on really testing myself on the treadmill tonight!)

I still have a fat tummy and my boobs jiggle too much.

But, I have zest and energy, and I have realised that moving with energy is what makes me happy.

So, if you think you can't, you can. I promise.

Join me?

What would you try if you knew you could not fail? Tell me?


  1. I'd try singing in front of an audience. I love music, and i sing around the house and give amazing concert performances in my car but singing in front of other, real, actual people? Uh...nuh. Not even kareoke after a few drinks! If i knew i wouldnt fail, that i would have a beautiful voice that other people liked, singing is what i'd like to try...

  2. Hi Lucy,

    Really just wanted to say that you are brilliiant and inspirational. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Fabulous Lucy. I would do the singing thing too. I've tried lots of things ... I usually don't mind putting myself out there ... but singing still scares the shit out of me.

  4. Holly @ Good Golly Miss Holly!October 20, 2010

    Go baby, go!

  5. MultipleMumOctober 20, 2010

    I am running tonight too. Be there right next to you in spirit. No tready for me; just the pavement and my Salomon's making sweet love :)

  6. Oh, how I love that analogy! xx

  7. Amy: DO IT. You will never regret it. xx

  8. Wow Lucy it is amazing to remember how far you have come. What a HUGE achievement. So inspirational.

  9. Fantastic Lucy. An inspiration. I am in Spark People and lost 40kg. (put it back on again but that's another story) Am going at it again, thanks to Spark, the Boombahs, and the MDC.
    Well done you!
    Jenny (@jayjaycee1)

  10. Congrats on the running. I did a half-marathon at 190lbs - so it can be done, even without the lithe body. It's good to be moving. :)

    Surfing is my next obstacle - I want to learn how to surf once I lose some more weight. There's too much weight to haul up on a board right now but soon I will be riding the waves. :)

  11. Lucy, you are amazing, inspiring and I think I may be in love with you a little bit! x

  12. The feeling is mutual. xx


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