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I didn't become active until my early 30s. After my dad passed from smoking-related cancer in the mid 1980s, I quit smoking and started swimming, as I always loved the water. That activity led me to underwater hockey, which I have played since 1991. I compete in local, regional, and national tournaments, and have even been to one world competition.

I also liked running, and I ran track in high school, but I injured my knee in a long jump. After that I had pain when I ran so ...
I didn't become active until my early 30s. After my dad passed from smoking-related cancer in the mid 1980s, I quit smoking and started swimming, as I always loved the water. That activity led me to underwater hockey, which I have played since 1991. I compete in local, regional, and national tournaments, and have even been to one world competition.

I also liked running, and I ran track in high school, but I injured my knee in a long jump. After that I had pain when I ran so thought I would never be a runner. I met a woman (now a friend) who told me I was probably not in the right shoes. I got fitted and was happy to discover that I COULD run pain free, and in fact the running has strengthened me knee. So, at the age of 46 I started running, and as of mid-2014, I have done 2 marathons, 13 half marathons, and countless 10Ks and 5Ks. I have also done a few triathlons, and my next goal is to complete a 70.3, as well as PR a marathon before the end of 2015.

If I could send a message to people it would be that you are never too old to change your lifestyle, and to not expect huge changes in a short amount of time. It is a constant work in progress with backslides and progressions.
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Member Since: 3/19/2007

SparkPoints: 42,999

Fitness Minutes: 45,031

My Goals:
* Get a marathon PR
* Do a 70.3 triathlon

My Program:
* Heal from a broken ankle
* Cycle more
* Strength train
* Find a tri coach
* Read about 70.3 racing, marathoning, and nutrition to develop training plans

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COUCH2ROAD_LIZ
10/6/2014 8:32:01 AM

Thank you! It has been really fun watching myself change physically and mentally with running.



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SUNSHINEYOURWAY
8/30/2014 9:01:16 AM

Good Morning Sunshine! emoticon
Carolyn, you are doing great! I am so impressed with your determination. emoticon
I just started posting again to the Runners Team and just joined the Jeff Galloway Team. Reading your posts and all have really helped me get my motivation back!

Wishing you a Happy Sparking Holiday Weekend!

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SALLYC327
8/23/2014 2:35:20 PM

I enjoy running as well! I just joined the community for Road Runners! emoticon



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MBSHAZZER
8/22/2014 1:25:37 PM

I love that the Hokas are the anti-minimalist shoe! I am so sick of the barefoot and minimal movement!



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IFDEEVARUNS2
8/18/2014 10:34:53 AM

A friend has suggested MenoCare by Himalaya. I've been taking it for 2-3 weeks now, and haven't had my morning power surges. Still have night sweats, but I don't think they are as bad.



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