This is so inspiring. I've started walking again (I want to lose 25 pounds); I hurt my knee a couple years ago and working with a trainer strengthened it but I know I have to walk if I want to keep in shape and lose weight. I am using the Leslie Sansone walking dvd's and am actually inspired again. Have walked (or hiked outside) five miles for the last seven days and hoping to make it to 30 so I have made it a habit. Congratulations to you!
Yes, I'm boasting but for a purpose. On Saturday morning, Nov. 5, 2011, in a dense fog and chilly morning, I walked a 5k for the 1st time since 1995. My time was 54:16. I was the oldest participant. The next oldest was a man at 62 and a woman at 61.
Why is that significant? I have arthritis in both knees. Right now, I am waiting until Nov. 17 to get my next cartiledge injections. I have arthritis in my lumbar spine at the points where the sciatic nerves for both legs are. I cannot walk much on pavement, about 1/3 of the walk had to be done on the grass.
If I can do it with all my arthritis and at my young age of 65. Why can't you.
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