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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I ran today. I haven't run since I was in school, and if you look at my SparkPage, you'll be able to determine that that was a LONG time ago ... I've been waking up in the mornings lately thinking that I could run - enjoy the outdoors, not have to deal with moving things around in the den in order to do a video workout, or get to the elliptical. But I didn't. Until this morning. And this is day three of a cold - not a horrible cold, but still, the nose is running, the lungs are not at their peak. So - I ran. My legs felt it a bit at first, but not much. My lungs, however - they did NOT like it. It was 56 degrees this morning, but according to my lungs, it was closer to 32. Not fun. It's also a good thing that I wore my heart monitor. Every time it started beeping at me (I have it set to go off if I go over 168 bpm), I walked. So, I ran only about half the time. But - according to the monitor, I burned about 500 calories. So - I ran today - woohoo!
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    I just read your blog. Did you run again? I'm afraid it would be too hard on my knees; so I walk, but the idea of running sounds great!
    2431 days ago
    Yesterday morning I ran-just a bit. It was actually a jog walk. We walked the rail trail as a group and we akways go to the bakery for coffee. The group goes in the cars but I always walk the extra distance to make it 4 miles. They all left but I could not get across the road. I walked very fast and suddenly I was JOGGING. It felt good I have not done that since 2004 back injury. Now I will make it a habit, jog-walk for a while. I am almost 68 years old. Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon
    2443 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/18/2011 9:02:52 AM
    2444 days ago
    I'm impressed! emoticon No matter how many blogs I read about running, I know it is not for me. I only run when somebody chases me, and that hasn't happened in eons! If it works for you though, by all means continue. It was a HUGE calorie burn. That must be a great encouragement when you factor in the lungs, temps and aching legs. Good for you! Keep it up!

    2444 days ago
    Your doing great keep it up emoticon
    2444 days ago
  • LHLADY517
    Awesome. I did some running this spring for the first time since I was in school (and I'm 58). I may run some more after it cools down this fall.
    2444 days ago
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