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Running again

Friday, January 15, 2021

Today I ran outside on pavement for the first time in almost 3 years. 22 years ago, I ran 8 miles a day. Little by little, I slowed down, and then just got out of the habit. I started running a little here and there over the years but kept hurting myself, trying to go too hard or too long. I began running at the gym in little bits before my surgery, and didn't run a step again until a few weeks ago.

Around Christmas I started jogging around the kitchen while I was baking and making holiday treats. Hubby is getting ready to retire, and I have been nagging him to walk with me. Today out of nowhere, he came to me and said, "Let's walk now," at lunch. So I put on my old running headband to keep my ears from getting cold, threw on a few extra layers, and put my running shoes on.

I ran two and a half miles while my husband and the dog walked with me. I ran slow, but I kept going, and I never stopped. Somewhere in here is the athlete I used to be. I ran a marathon when I was 39 years old. I don't know if anything close to that will ever happen again, but I sure did feel good.

I'm not waiting 3 years to do it again.
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  • LADYBUG1943
    Wow! Good for you. I did the same with walking.... after walking 1000 miles in a year for a President's Fitness award (President Bush Sr. signed it.... that tells you how long ago it was), I decided to walk four miles and it went so well I walked another mile at sunset.... and popped my meniscus. It's not only the men who overdo it because they have memories of being an athlete.

    Hoorah for you.... and take it easy, but consistently.

    156 days ago
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