I used to run back in my teens (gradeschool and highschool track teams) and even kept it up for a little while later. I tried to get back into it around age 49 or 50 just the way you described but with a knee injury (during my first real run) I had to give it up and haven't really tried to return to it. Instead I turned to cycling. I am now 54 and have found strength training to be necessary in any exercise/weight loss routine.
current weight: 196.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,267)
11/12/13 9:33 P
Excited to say that at 51, I started jogging... I am up to 30 minutes, which for me is huge. All my life I wanted to jog/run, however my upper respiratory allergies kept me from it. I felt I couldn't breathe well enough. Found out that was truly not the case. At 15, first time trying, I got so out of breathe I barely made it home. Found out I was allergic to dogs (had a Chihuahua). So I was afraid to try.
Then, as I would work and and loose weight, as I've one umpteen times, I wasn't wearing the proper running shoes and my feet would kill me, I get too out of breath (cuz I was trying to go to fast). Now, by the grace of God I've put all the pieces together. Started with walking, then faster walking, then intervals--I would jog as much as I could--then go back to walking. I progressed to jogging 3 minutes and walking 1 minute for 30 minutes (Been playing with this one for about the past month). I began to dig deeper and run longer, low and behold I can now jog for 30 minutes!!!
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