In December of 2011 I was on my way to a heart attack. Walking up stairs was leaving me winded and was hurting my knees. I could only sleep comfortably in two positions and I was waking up in fits of not being able to breathe. In short, I was fast-tracking my application to the Pearly Gates. I was depressed, I was scared, and I didn't think I had the willpower to turn myself around. I really thought I was going to die soon. Needless to say I didn't like my outlook.
I tried a few different workouts, riding my bike was my favorite in terms of enjoyment, but I really wasn't seeing any change in my health. I tried to run but I didn't know how hard or how far to go. I wanted a coach, I wanted someone to run with me and tell me how fast to go, for how long, when to slow down and when to speed up. I thought that would be really expensive... it turns out it was free. And it turned out to be fun as well.
When I started I couldn't run a full lap around a 1/4 mile track. Today, seriously just 3 hours ago, I ran over four miles! By May I'm hoping to run my very first 10k. I cannot tell you what this has done for not only my health but my self-esteem as well.
Podrunner Intervals isn't just the best music/workout podcast out there. It's the best podcast period. It has literally saved my life. Thank you Podrunner Intervals for all that you have done. I'm running more than ever and enjoying my life more than ever as well. Which is nice, because it looks like it's going to last a lot longer than I was expecting just a few months ago.