I Run!

“Go!” yelled the event director and I took off in the middle of the pack. Soon, the fastest runners began passing me. Then people who were clearly older and (ahem) larger than me trotted past, followed by people with dogs, ladies with prams and (oh, the humiliation) seven year old children! At one point I looked behind me and there was no-one there. I was dead last of the runners.”

Chrys - Before and AfterOn Christmas Day, 2012 I weighed 129 kg. On 22 August 2013, I walked into the local gym for the first time, weighing 126.6 kg (having lost no fat but an ovary or two in the interim). On 21 March 2015, weighing 65kg, I ran 5 km for the first time in the Golden Beach parkrun. Here is my story, published in parkrun’s national newsletter this week – “I Run!”

Chrys Stevenson

7 thoughts on “I Run!

  1. Emily Crockett

    Well done! 🙂

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  2. Michael Barnett

    You’re so awesome Chrys. I know much of the journey you’ve travelled and you have pulled up amazingly. Yes, I run too, and that’s coming from someone who as a school kid hated sports day and anything to do with sport. Over the years I have been a bit of a swimmer, but not in recent years. Together with my hubby Gregory we have gone from being those couch potatoes to being fit and fabulous, just like you. Keep at it. It can be addictive, just like chocolate and sex, only without the guilt. 😉

  3. Michael Bright

    My dear Chrys, Congratulations! You don’t know me but your blog does. I love walking and my weight of 68kg has stayed with me for the past 60 years – so – how lucky am I! Keep writing – keep happy. Yours, Mick Bright PS When I have time this evening I’ll read your blog.


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