« on: April 16, 2012, 11:40:58 AM »
I used to be in your same shoes did not ever run. I was not as big as you were though, but have seen people your size get in to it lose a lot of weight and now enjoy it very much. When I started I would just go out and walk and run as much as I could 3 to 4 days a week and just tried to build up. I have never looked at the couch to 5K but have had a few friends that don't run that did it and were successful. If you need a good book to get you motivated read "Ultramarathon Man" by Dean Karnazes. I read that book when I was just doing 5-6 miles a week running then singed up for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon(26.2 miles) 2009 and since then I run 800-1100 miles a year.
Biggest advice I can give you is like someone else said get the right shoes, and listen to your body don't push too hard or you end up injured and back where you started. Also find someone to train with, it helps you get up and get out.
If you have any questions feel free to send me a message and I will do my best to answer it.