Running while overweight (For Randi Harper)

Can we have a thread about being overweight and running? Pretty please? I have questions. I have so many questions. And there's gotta be other overweight wannabe runners out there, right? Or people that were overweight runners at one point? I have scoured the internet, and I can't find the answers for the specific questions I'm looking for. Maybe because no one my size admits publicly that they want to run? I'm not sure.

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Let's get to it! (And no mainpaging - we just don't need to go there.)

ETA - I thought it was a good picture - if someone doesn't like it, let me know and I'll take it down. Because I think we've all been in that spot (or something just like it).