OMG!!! Your story is sooo similar to mine. At 49, I started running about six months ago and I LOVE it!!! I too have seen a change in my body in just the short time I've been running too. Love the part about looking younger too.
Just went to an Xmas party the other night and saw a bunch of people I hadn't seen since the last Xmas party (it was hubby's work party). I've lost 60lbs since then and so many people told me that I looked 10yrs younger.
Keep up the good work!!! You're truly an inspiration. :)
Thanks for sharing your story. I need to read things like this!!! I've been walking for a long time and really enjoy it, but I've been wanting to try jogging. I know I'm not in the best shape to start running, but I want to try. There is a 5k coming up in my town in January and I really want to sign up, but I'm afraid that I'll be embarassed because I know I'll have to walk part of it and probably come in last. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks so much for sharing your story. it truly is inspiring. I love that you took it little by little. I have never been a runner, but I know I can do it one step at a time. Thanks for the inspiration.
Robin, it's a such a pleasure to be your friend. I have always wanted to be a runner but like you I figure if I couldn't run at 14 what makes me think I can run at almost 40. Your article inspired me to keep trying though!
I'm 51 and just completed my first marathon in Philly on 11/18/12. My story is similar. 2 years ago I couldn't run 1/2 mile. in the past year i went from running 5k races to compling a marathon. My message: If I can do it YOU CAN DO IT. Please friend me and I can help encourage you.
12/9/2012 11:22:09 AM
Thank you for sharing your story. This is so inspiring! I will be 51 next month and am more that 100lbs overweight. Every time I see someone running, I say to myself that I wish I could do that. Lately, I have been seriously considering starting a "walk to run" program. I know that I will have to start slow. Very slow. I need to just stop considering and start doing. Thanks again for the inspiration.
My story is very similar to this gals. I started running at age 45 for very similar reasons. My main inspiration was a similar story about someone who was in their 40s who started running. I find it so inspiring and motivating to keep try and going. I am now 48 so this gives me motivation to keep getting out there and hitting the pavement even though it may be difficult at times. Way to go!
Thank you for sharing your story. As someone who is just beginning her journey, I am finding that I need all the inspiration I can get. I would like to run...but maybe instead of looking too far ahead I need to just take it a day at a time.
9/12/2012 8:06:37 AM
Hi, I am 42 and have just started a run/walk programme with a view to being able to run without the walk pretty soon :-) Your story was truly motivating and inspiring and gives me encouragement that I too can do it. I don't have much support around me and so all you wonderful people on Spark People who have amazing stories really do encourage me. You should be very proud of yourself. Awesome!!
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