Thanks for the welcome. I have only been "running" for a couple years. It started with the Austin Marathon. A friend was going to walk it since he had an injury that made running difficult. I figured I could keep up with him so I signed up too. This was about 5 weeks before the marathon. I did some atypical training and completed the marathon. I wasn't last when I crossed the finish line but at one point we were the last ones! I've run a couple half marathons since and have a couple more coming up. I run and walk. I can't go far running and I'm not fast but I don't do it for speed. Just the satisfaction on finishing! I play tennis regularly too. I've been hiking a lot over the holiday break but will start running a little more so I can be ready for my next half on January 25th.
If you are a runner, it doesn't matter how far or how fast. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." J Bingham
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