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Sunday, February 23, 2014

I used to be a distance runner years and years ago. Would often get up in the morning to a good 5-9 mile run almost every day.

In high school ran hurdles, cross-country and the 1500 but life happens (especially to woman in their mid to late 40's and early 50's)..

And it did.. child birth and two seriously life altering female surgeries, a stressful job and unhappy partnership I found myself 50lbs overweight and miserable. I lost 30 & went back to school but that was a few years ago now I need to lose again and keep it off!!! ALL of it..

My thing now is trying to protect my knees and get this weight off so that I can possibly run

I just turned 50 this last summer and the weight is just a real challenge..

I want to emoticon !!!

Jane in Oregon
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  • PDQ1203
    1363 days ago
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    1363 days ago
    I can totally relate. I became a runner (again) a couple of years ago. I started running at over 100 pounds overweight.

    Try not to focus on what you did in the past, but what you can do now.

    Start slow, listen to your body and keep going!

    1363 days ago
    I'm still a beginning runner. I will hit 60 in March. As long as I keep trying, I am a runner.

    You are a runner IF you run. How far you run, how fast you run ... worry about that later.
    1363 days ago
    Sounds like you have your mind up Jane. Go for what you believe is good for you and your body. I'll never be a runner as I have had bad knees since my car accident when I was in my late teens, but I can surely walk as much as I need and even do sprints! Don't do anything to damage your knees, but don't give up any dreams either! Make it work for you!

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    1363 days ago
    When I started running over 25 years ago, my intervals were 30 SECONDS run and 4:30 walk, repeated until 30 minutes. Each week I increased the run portion by 15 seconds and decreased the walking accordingly. It took 6 month to run my first 5K but no injuries and I;m still in the race at age 66.

    Did I mention that I'm a very persistent gradualist?

    Also, each pound lost translates to 4 pounds less pressure on your knees, so it will get easier the closer you get to goal.

    Good luck and hang in there!
    1363 days ago
    Take it one step at the time - slow!!!! Follow a good training plan that will gradually takeyou there...
    You can do t! You are at the right place to keep track of your pprogress, get support and see the difference!
    1363 days ago
    What a great affirmation!

    1363 days ago
  • BEFIT017
    I'm 52 and just started jogging about 2 months ago. I do more walking than running and I SERIOUSLY doubt I'll EVER do 5 - 9 miles a day.

    Just do a little bit at a time! emoticon
    1363 days ago
    Walk most of the time, then jog for a little bit, even a few steps, once in a while. Take your time and running will come. Good luck!
    1363 days ago
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