Beginner's Running Group -NoVA/DMV

on 9/29/17 7:39 am

HI Gang,

This will be a cross post.

If you live in the NoVa or DMV area and want to take up running, there is a new group called BEGINNER RUNNER LADIES OF NOVA.

They are having their first practice run at Aurora HIlls Branch library. It is free to join the group. From what I understand, it will be run/walking.

"where we'll run together. We will be running/walking 3 miles, but if that's too long for you, you're welcome to join us for less!"

Arlington Practice Run

Aurora Hills Branch Library I will be there if you want a friend/companion to talk to (I hate going places alone myself!). Best wishes! -SS

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

Gwen M.
on 10/11/17 9:30 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I think it's great that you're doing this. Sadly it's a bit too far away from me!

My area finally got a local chapter of "Girls on the Run" which is SUPER exciting. Of course it happens when I'm in surgery mode so I can't help out as a trainer/coach, and the first scheduled 5k is the weekend after my last surgery :P But I hope it's popular enough to continue so I can help out in the future!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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on 10/11/17 2:23 pm

I hope so too! Trainers and coaching staff in such groups DO have a turn-over.

I remember my first half marathon (Massive Medals in Newport Va..Christopher Newport University).

It was so hard and I was so tired and wanted to give up. But a "Girls on the Run" group was there with a cute sign that said "Punch here for power" and they cheered so happily and energetically when you did! And they wanted you to take their gatorade and fruit too!

Their happy spirit encouraged me for another 2 miles!

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

on 10/11/17 2:25 pm

Also, for adult running groups, you may want to see if a "She runs this town" group is in your area.

Best wishes for your upcoming surgeries. I want to get back to 142 lbs and HOLD IT for another 2 years before I start working on my plastics. Really just my thighs and lower abs...but I worry about the expense. Guess I will have to save up

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

on 1/22/18 4:24 am

It's great. I hope I could join somedays.

Let's wait till I buy my first fitness tracker and complete my Full Marathon!!!

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