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I didn't become active until my early 30s. After my dad passed from smoking-related cancer in the mid 1980s, I quit smoking and started swimming, as I always loved the water. That activity led me to underwater hockey, which I have played since 1991. I compete in local, regional, and national tournaments, and have even been to one world competition.

I also liked running, and I ran track in high school, but I injured my knee in a long jump. After that I had pain when I ran so ...
I didn't become active until my early 30s. After my dad passed from smoking-related cancer in the mid 1980s, I quit smoking and started swimming, as I always loved the water. That activity led me to underwater hockey, which I have played since 1991. I compete in local, regional, and national tournaments, and have even been to one world competition.

I also liked running, and I ran track in high school, but I injured my knee in a long jump. After that I had pain when I ran so thought I would never be a runner. I met a woman (now a friend) who told me I was probably not in the right shoes. I got fitted and was happy to discover that I COULD run pain free, and in fact the running has strengthened me knee. So, at the age of 46 I started running, and as of mid-2014, I have done 2 marathons, 13 half marathons, and countless 10Ks and 5Ks. I have also done a few triathlons, and my next goal is to complete a 70.3, as well as PR a marathon before the end of 2015.

If I could send a message to people it would be that you are never too old to change your lifestyle, and to not expect huge changes in a short amount of time. It is a constant work in progress with backslides and progressions.
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Member Since: 3/19/2007

SparkPoints: 38,349

Fitness Minutes: 42,741

My Goals:
* Get a marathon PR
* Do a 70.3 triathlon

My Program:
* Heal from a broken ankle
* Cycle more
* Strength train
* Find a tri coach
* Read about 70.3 racing, marathoning, and nutrition to develop training plans

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RACHELSUSANNAH
8/7/2014 9:48:12 AM

Good morning! Wishing you a wonderful day!!
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Be encouraged and be well!

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RACHELSUSANNAH
8/1/2014 2:21:36 PM

Thank you so very much for your support. You used the word 'honorable' to describe my decision, and I hadn't thought about that before. It brings me comfort, so thank you.
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7/28/2014 6:19:42 AM

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PMRUNNER
7/25/2014 11:21:01 AM

Thanks for the comment and friend add!



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MBSHAZZER
7/25/2014 8:36:49 AM

Hey Carolyn! Glad to see your spirits are good, despite all of the stuff going on. So, If you are using tart cherry juice extract, the serving is 2tbsps twice a day. I believe it is 8 ounces twice a day if you are drinking the plain, unconcentrated juice.

Let me know how it goes. I am going to start it today, and my dad is too. He has had a similar shoulder issue as the author of the NMA blog and was so excited when he read about the results.

Speedy recovery!



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