I’m fat, and in 39 days, I’m still going to be that way at my race.
But it sucks.
Even with all the miles, my plant-based diet, and determination, I still have my love-handles.
I’m still chugging along with training though. 25-30 miles a week, through the blazing Georgia summer.
And as long as I have this extra weight, I’ll just count it as heavy lifting. It’s like carrying a 20 lb weight on my back during my training runs.
At least I know that I can still do it. I can still run a long way; I’ve just got to carry a little extra along the way.
Did you know that runners who weigh over 200lbs are considered Clydesdale Ultra Runners? If you fit in that category, feel free to join my facebook group, Clydesdale UltraRunners. It’s a safe place for us hefty shufflers to help each other down the trail.
I’m so glad I found your blog. I recently had my first child and I’m working thru my postpartum 60lb weight gain. Running was my lifeline before I got pregnant. At my peak, I placed 3rd at my first 50mi race. Mentally I’m still in that place but my body is foreign and I’m learning how to handle the extra weight. I recently did my second 5mi trail race. It was hard, so much harder than the 50miler. I’ve only read a few of your posts, so far it’s very inspiring to read your story. Maybe this weight gain doesn’t have to be a ball and chain threatening to sink my running happiness.