So after being hurt in Afghanistan in 2011, I went on to put on some weight and am not real happy abut it. I'm 6'8" tall and am up to just over 300 pounds. For perspective, I was in the 250 range when I got hurt. I have lower back and cervical spine herniations but finally have got the pain under control. If I go straight out and try to run I will likely hurt myself further, so I want to start with walking. I already walk a half mile or so 3 times a week, but feel like I need to move that to 2 or 3 miles 5-6 days a week. Anybody in the Tigard area who needs to do the same? Its been my experience that training with others is the most effective way to do it. Or am I nuts? Wait, don't answer that.