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Welcome to the JG team Rambler61!!!!

As Catherine said...... come join the daily check in thread and share your running journey with us. We love to discuss running and would enjoy hearing from you often.

My stretch goal is also 1000. I've been close the last couple of years. Maybe this year!!!

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2/21/14 7:41 P

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emoticon to the team! Come join us on the Daily Chat thread. We're a lively bunch.


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2/21/14 5:35 P

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Hello all, Rambler61 here. I'm new to the team, but not new to SparkPeople or to running, or to the Galloway method.

I'm 52, and I've been running for 6 years. The first year-plus, I didn't get much in the way of mileage. I just hurt all the time. My MO at the time was to buy the cheapest running shoe I could find off the rack at the outlet. Finally, after a year and a few months, I bought some good shoes...within two weeks I was pain free, and I started running outside instead of on the treadmill. That's when I started to learn to love running. (I started running because my doc told me to do something about my non-existent exercise habit, or risk not seeing my daughter graduate high school. All my numbers were borderline high...weight, BP, BS, Cholestrol, etc.).

Anyway, the first year, I maybe got 300 miles in from March to Dec 2008. 2009 was just under 700. 2010 was about 800. 2011 and 2012 were about 880. At the end of 2012, I retired (early) from a job that had me posted overseas for 14 years. So I figured that with an early retirement, I might finally hit 1000 miles or beyond. As fate would have it, I ended up with a problem with my right ACL and medial meniscus, and was off my feet for a few months last year. I swam and biked a bit to try to keep up the aerobic capacity, but I'm not cyclist at heart. I guess I ended up with maybe 500 miles. I kind of stopped keeping track when I was sidelined.

Anyway, I'm already off to a bit of a bad start this year, having been down with the flu for a week, and then spending a week in Hong Kong in a location that didn't allow for running. So I'm behind on my goal a little, but still on track to hit 800 miles this year (if I don't improve my average mileage). My "official" goal, in RunKeeper, is 1200km, or 744 miles. The goal I'd like to achieve, my stretch goal, is 1000 miles. My more important goal is to lose this extra weight I continue to insist upon carrying around.

I look forward to hearing of your adventures. Hopefully I'll be able to add something of value here and there.


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