Big Girl Runs - Here We Go!

I did it and I invite you to join me in the crazy adventure to learning to be a runner. Yes, crazy you might say.. not a lot of 180 pound girls out there hoofing it for 3.1 miles but at the very least you are going to know one and that will be me! ( "Lord willing and the creek don't rise" as they say in these parts)

The goal will be to run the Disney 5K family fun run just in time for my 45 th birthday in January.  I am sadly out of shape, as in still holding the weight from my first baby almost 23 years ago  - so of out of shape that this is going to be a very steep hill indeed.

During this adventure I am going to whine a bit, brag a bit and generally talk about how I feel, what I wear and how freakin hot it is here in Chattanooga this summer. Fall will come and I hope with that progress on my running ( or as I like to say, not gasping for breath like a trout thrown to the river bank) and  January you will be witness to my angst, packing issues and posts about inner thigh chaffing - sounds fun huh?? Look for BGR updates about 1-2 a week.

Next time we meet - Bras for big girl runners with boobage!

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Katie said...

Oh Maddie, I am so cheering you on! I can't wait to read about your progress. Who knows maybe I"ll make some progress of my own....My oldest is 16, consequently that's how long I've been hoarding these extra pounds!

Amy said...

Good for you Maddie! I'm in my forties too and started running about 1 1/2 months ago. I was up to running five - 2 minute intervals. Then real life stepped in and I haven't run for two weeks. I'm ready to get back to it. I just felt so much better. I'll be looking forward to reading about your running.

Amanda said...

Congrats! I'm a 190ish girl who runs. I've been running for about 3 years now and it's so rewarding. I blog at

Round Rock Gal said...

I'm with you! Ran/walked a mile today and found it tough, but I made myself finish the run. Hoping to shave time off every day until I can do a mile without stopping, then two, then three and so on.

You were much smarter to commit to a 5K. I told the world I wanted to run the San Antonio Rock 'n Roll half marathon in November. If I don't make that, there is a half marathon in February in Austin.

I just have to see this through. Good luck with your run - at least you can go to Disney World afterwards!