The Consequences of Running

Posted: February 15, 2013 in Daily Running, Running
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I think it’s about time I tell the truth about me….

I’ve been running for about 3 months now. Have really been trying to watch the increase because I’ve been very scared about getting runners knee and know what it’s like to have shin splits and side pains. Shockingly enough, I haven’t had any side pains while running YET. I don’t want to jinx it! I’ve been having some short episodes of shin splits but nothing too severe and I have been taking it easy.

I am a 5 foot figure and started out at 172 pounds. Yes, I know… (mutters) my bmi was 33.6. While this is a shocking number for me, it is not the highest I’ve ever weighed. I used to weigh 200 pounds when I was 19 years old. When I had maxed out, I decided to start losing weight and my love/hate relationship with the gym started.

I am 27 years old. I rang into the new year and told myself I’m never going back. I had already started my running in December, eliminated soda almost completely out of my diet. (I’ve only had 1 since december 1st) and learned to have a love affair with water. The worst thing about my love affair with water is that I prefer bottled water over tap water.

Today, I weigh in at 141 pounds which is the lowest I’ve weighed in 9 years. Running has helped me break my 143 pound low point which was reached 2 years ago and then I gained most of it back hence the 172 starting point. My BMI is now 27.5 which is only 2.5 points away from a healthy weight range. That is one of the biggest things running has done for me.

Interesting enough.. I haven’t even done any measurements since January 7th so I’m interested in finding out where I’ve lost the most. I think this weekend, we will do that. So the point of this post is, the biggest consequence of running is you will probably lose weight.

So, GO ME! Looking forward to hitting my goal weight of 125 pounds sometime this year.

  1. i spy God says:

    LOVE THIS POST!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Great job with the running!! When I first started (6 years ago) I had weighed 230, I’m 5’8″, and since then have lost over 75 pounds (gained a few back, ahem…) ran many races including a 1/2 marathon and 4 sprint-triathlons.
    So proud of you and what you’ve done already! Great times! Great motivation! I look forward to following your blog and seeing more.


    • Way to go!! That’s such an awesome accomplishment. I want to run a marathon this year and a few half’s 🙂 I’m just waiting to see how my training goes. Right now my first half would be around june or july depending on how I feel. Thanks so much for sharing about your accomplishments, you are such an inspiration.

      • i spy God says:

        oh boy…we’ll see if I can keep up. I took a year off, and boy do I regret it!! Now I’m starting from scratch again!!
        Talk about inspiration…love that you’re having such success!!

  2. Coach Mark says:

    Very motivating. Mary Pat, you feeling ready for this weekend?

  3. ftfadmin says:

    This is such an encouraging and amazing post!!! I’m so happy for you! Sure makes those tough days a little better (and, to be honest, just now starting out every day is a tough day!). Kudos on the soda, too. I’m on day 2 of cutting it out. All in all, you have really motivated me!!

  4. Coach Mark says:

    How did it go today?

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