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When 50 was approaching I decided to make that the excuse to get into the best shape of my life. Ran a 1/2 marathon in Jamaica to prove it! I'm still trying to improve and be as fit as possible for the rest of my life.

In spring of 2008 soreness in the right ankle drove me to the doctor's office and 4 months of boot, brace, orthotics and total frustration before I accepted the diagnosis of 'chronic tendonitis' and decided to move on and see what I could do to be active and keep ...
When 50 was approaching I decided to make that the excuse to get into the best shape of my life. Ran a 1/2 marathon in Jamaica to prove it! I'm still trying to improve and be as fit as possible for the rest of my life.

In spring of 2008 soreness in the right ankle drove me to the doctor's office and 4 months of boot, brace, orthotics and total frustration before I accepted the diagnosis of 'chronic tendonitis' and decided to move on and see what I could do to be active and keep the pain at a tolerable level. In the process though, regained all the weight I'd lost in 2+ years, and wallowed in self-pity.

In 2011 I experimented with the Nike Free shoes that promote a more natural stride. After 2 months of slow adaptation I had changed my stride to the point where I had to buy Neutral shoes instead of Stability shoes for my long runs (where the Free's just don't have the padding needed). Knee and tendon issues have not vanished, but they are greatly reduced, and I've been able to return to distance running, starting with the Cleveland 1/2 marathon in May 2011.

2012 has been a banner year for running - still fighting to lose some weight, and having occasional niggles of injuries, but really happy with my progress. Ran my very first full marathon in Cleveland in May, set a new PR in a 1/2 marathon in April (by all of 15 seconds, but still-the old PR was 5 years ago), and came within 15 seconds of my 5K PR this fall... Back to where I was before the injury!
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Member Since: 5/3/2006

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My Goals:
Stay fit and lose about 10 pounds.

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Running 3-4 times a week. Strength training 2 times a week with free weights. Trying to eat healthy (that's the hardest part!)

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Recently turned 50, and am re-evaluating where I am in life and what I want the rest of it to be like. Mainly - I want to be as healthy and fit as I can be!

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It's never too late to be what you were meant to be - George Elliot

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Thank you so much for the comment on my blog after my mom died last month. All the comments, thoughts and prayers really do mean the world to me.



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Thanks for your comments on my blog about discovering I have osteoporosis. When I was a young single mother with three daughters to raise, I gradually learned that to wallow in self-pity only makes things seem more of a problem than they are if I look at them with a positive attitude.

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