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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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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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BOILHAM
8/17/2015 1:16:47 PM

Thanks for visiting my triatlon blog, and for the comment. I saw your recent blog about your doctor's question and commented on that! Keep up the good work!



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8/10/2015 12:04:13 AM

Thank you for taking the time to read and leave your suggestion in reply to my blog about my overweight dog. I tried pumpkin, but Ned seems to regard it, even when it's mashed and combined with his mince, the same way as he does peas - licks every trace of meat off, then just drops each piece at the side of his plate.

Out of desperation I tried carrot, and Ned loves it! He won't even sniff a carrot ring, and yet, once I mince a carrot or two for him, he will lick his plate clean. I used to munch on carrots when I first came to Spark People whenever I was in danger of resorting to a cookie or a piece of chocolate. Carrot seems to satisfy him just as it did me, which is a great relief - I don't know how I'd have coped if he'd moped around all day looking miserable.



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6/18/2015 11:07:22 PM

Thank you for commenting on my spark page-it is much appreciated! emoticon



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WUMPASTAR
6/10/2015 8:48:49 AM

Thanks for the blog comment! A year ago I had no idea that Europeans were that much more comfortable about being in a swimsuit (I went to Greece once and I was 16, don't really remember!) but my boyfriend's step-dad is from Holland and he's told me a lot about it and how different it is. I think it's very interesting - but also very sad for us, lol!



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BOILHAM
5/28/2015 9:21:54 AM

"Being slower than the elite doesn't mean not being an athlete" I like that! Thanks for commenting.
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