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      Hi Everyone!!

      Each time I quit smoking I trained for a marathon---I did 3. Now I am nicotine free and can't even imagen smoking again. Now that I am wine-free I am training without a headache or hang-over. ...and looking forward to a time when I can't imagen drinking any more!!

      Because of injuries, I took the summer off of my triatholon training--and am slowly bringing up my running milage. But what I am really looking forward to is swimming again. That doesn't start until Oct.

      I suggest to all who have running injuries to first of all---stretch before and after running....don't underestimate its importance. Plus, if you run outdoors, it is a good idea not to run on pavement...bad for your joints. It is much better to run on a path or dirt road (if you are lucky enough to live near one) Also, for those of you who have to take time off your running feet...try swimming!! It really is a great workout, and there is no impact and very little injury associated.

      As I feel like a drink, I put on my shoes and run....both get better with practice!!...and I am going for a run now!!

      Wonka

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      Better runner for being AF?

      :new:Hello fellow runners. . Only on Day 2 and just about to head off in my stinky trainers to get me through particularly bad time of day for cravings. Signed up to run half marathon soon. Hoping being AF will help me do better than last years hungover effort. Sadly my poor ipod is half working. Maybe I should treat myself to new one with money saved. Anyone feel like a better runner for being AF?

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      Hi, all,

      For me, running is a lifesaver. Somehow it lifts my mood and makes me feel more integrated, which is hard to explain. As I get older (53), it's getting harder and harder, but I'm still slogging along at about 3.5 miles nearly every day. Everything hurts, but it's worth it!

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      I have been running for about 12 years now and the last 8 very consistantly. I have completed many Half Marathons and 10 km races. Running pulled me out of depression and keeps me sane. I hate it when a hangover interferes with my runs.
      Lately I have started snowshoeing. It is great excercise and lots of fun too.

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      Happy to hear of other runners. I have just taken it up again (after about 10 years 'off'!). One of my goals for this year is to run a half marathon for the first time. I am aiming for one in late May. I started the year highly motivated and then got clobbered by a really horrible cold a couple of weeks ago. I am just getting back into training this week.
      Would love to have/give support and encouragement to others on here with a fitness goal.

      Keep going everyone!!
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      I am a 58 year old woman and have been on a exercise/ weight loss plan the past 8 months. I started jogging short distances on the treadmill a few months ago. I am now up to being able to run a mile slowly followed by walk/runs. I feel very well. I always start running and think that I cannot possibly do it but then I go for awhile and it seems doable. I am trying to listen to my bones and pace myself. I only jog every other day. I don't seem to hurt. I want to run a 10 minute mile on my 59th birthday next month. I am pretty sure I will make it. I may never run a marathon but I am making progress. How different is it to run on hard ground vs the treadmill which has "give"? Can someone of my age actually start running? Is it wise? Can I be hurting my joints and not knowing it? I have lost 56 pounds so far and have 5 pounds to go. thanks for any suggestions.
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      Sun, not sure you'll make it back to this thread. I just posted about running on another thread in this section. I'm 58 and run 3 miles a day, about 4-5 times a week. Mine is a super slow jog (I call a slog for slow jog). It helps me control my weight, and I'm definitely hooked on it (have been doing it since I was 29). I don't have any physical problems from it, but then I've been doing it a long time - not sure how it would impact someone just starting out. Well, good for you if you can do a 10 minute mile - I'm slower than that. But, I'm consistent.....lol.

      BTW, I like running outside so much more than on a treadmill. I think it's much better exercise. But, I live in a warm climate and can get out easily. Plus, I live outside the city so I don't have to contend with many cars. And, I would have to say that running on a treadmill is better than not running. You can Google it and find out more - there have been studies done comparing the two.

      Good luck.

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      KG,
      Belated thanks for your response. I made steady progress and was even able to do more than a mile until I got pneumonia a few weeks ago. I am better now and slowly getting up to my mile again. I only have 6 days until my birthday but I still will see just what I can do.
      Antibiotics really helped me! My friend suffered w it for a month or more. After 5 days I got on the Rx and was better within 3 days. I am glad we have drugs for the "walking (Running!?" pneumonia now as well as for the alcohol dependency. I agree that the running helps with the weight.
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      Just wanted to post that today I did reach my goal of running a mile in 10 minutes. I felt great. I plan to slowly increase to 2 miles a few times per week if I can. I have so far lost 63 pounds since last June. Exercise and diet both. It is the consistency that made it possible and the consistency came from the success I had with abstinence. I owe a lot of this to Baclofen. I can finally set goals and reach them.
      All the best
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      everlasting memories

      nomore;891795 wrote: hi everyone,i have always been a bit of a runner(when not drinking)so when i decided to quit drinking 2 mths ago i began to train for a half marathon,gradually i began to increase my mileage and the weight began to start coming off,everything was going great i was doing 8 klms before work every second day then 12 klms on weekends feeling great.i was totally focused on the upcoming event on the goldcoast then 3 weeks before the event i pulled a muscle in my thigh,told by doc not to run for a month,it has devestated me,but not enough to start drinking again as i know that when my thigh heals up i shall slowly get back to where i left off,hopefully it wont flair up again.are there any runners out there who have experienced bursitis of the thigh?if you have could u please tell me more about it.thankyou.stay focused people!!!!!
      good morning and another interesting thread,i was a runner at one time,started in 1988,weighed 185 lbs,started training for my 1st marathon,in 1989, i lost 30lbs in a bit over a month,i also dieted,or ate properly,i to got into amasing shape,over 10 years i completed 12 marathons,12 10 mile road races several 10ks and numeous 5ks, not counting the 300 and some odd miles i put in to train b4 a marathon, i clocked 1000 s of miles,i also have a walking job,where i walked up to 14 miles a day or more,,see the pattern,it was much llike my drinking,excessive,i guess what i m saying is listen to your body,give it rest,i guess it s a lot like not drinking forever or learnin g how to moderate,congratulations on your new passion,gyco

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