However, like I just said, running is not about weight loss for me. Ironically though, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to lose some weight to continue meeting my running goals. Being 20 pounds overweight means there are 20 extra pounds I have to carry every single mile I run. (Anybody see any light shed on knee issues?) It's like carrying a small toddler with me on an 8 mile run...it just doesn't make sense. How much faster could I be if I put down that darn toddler?
So, as I start building my distance, I'm going to see if I can't help myself out by dropping some weight along the way. Anything to make a long run easier, right? : )