I think it is great to be getting older - there are fewer in the age brackets the older you get so I look forward to it in the idea that while I may never have the legs of a Kenyan - eventually I will move up in the standings just be sheer titration =)
"When I first started running, I was so embarrassed, I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers." Joan Benoit Samuelson Olympic Marathon Winner
Hillary, don't let age be a deterent! Toy are only a few years older than ,e, and one of my heroes is 91 and runs....yes, RUNS 5K's. He is the only one in his age group! Seriously, I did a 5K on Thanksgiving, and it was just great dto get out and burn some calories before the feast, even in the sleet! I now get up early every holiday and do a virtual 5K.......or more. Guess I will be out walking on Sunday before I start wine-ing!
Linda ~ Pennsylvania
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Thank you Beth ... I went and explored the page and saw that most people were a bit younger than me and got all self -conscious !! .... Do they have a Wooden Spoon prize do you know ? Seriously though on this side of the world we have a 5K Walk for Life which I had thought of entering but don't think it is until the New Year ...so guess that precludes me ?
Edited by: HILARY-TEE at: 8/31/2011 (01:08)
Hilary . Dunedin. South Island . NZ. Every day when fully lived- is a grand succession of experiences both pleasant and unpleasant - for life is made up of both- and without the one the other would not be recognized or appreciated.
I would much rather have regrets about not doing what people said, than regretting what my heart led me to and wondering what life had been like if I had just been myself. (Brittany Renee)
Thanks for the info it might be just what I need to re-motivate myself and get back into a training program. I got the news from my doctor that me jogging or running is out for my future or I will create more internal damage to my right knee soft tissue. I did get the green light to do races as a walker though. Maybe I can figure out how to increase my speed walking and do interval that way instead of with jog/run intervals.
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