Meet the BirthdaShoes bloggers! Interview with Greg Woods @gwoodrow
I'm pretty tall, and for most of my life I was also rather large. I typically floated between 225 and 250 pounds since I was in high school. Always more of a lineman type of look than anything else. I exercised more in my late twenties and lost some weight. Then I started running just before I turned 30 and got down below 200. In Summer of 2011, not six months into my new running lifestyle, I started experiencing pretty significant pain in my left knee, and to a lesser degree in my right. It was frustrating to me because I'd found this healthier lifestyle that I loved but my body was rebelling. I stubbornly ran my first half marathon through the pain and it was awful. For a couple months after I couldn't do much in the way of exercise and was being told that a guy my size shouldn't run anymore.