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Becoming the runner I used to be

20 years ago (and 50 pounds ago) I used to be able to run a sub 3:30 marathon. My daily runs were an addiction I could not do without. Now running is a chore. It has been a steady slide downhill for the last 15 years. As I approach 60, unless I change my ways, it will continue to get worse.
20 years ago (and 50 pounds ago) I used to be able to run a sub 3:30 marathon. My daily runs were an addiction I could not do without. Now running is a chore. It has been a steady slide downhill for the last 15 years. As I approach 60, unless I change my ways, it will continue to get worse.




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Member Since: 6/12/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 33,519

My Goals:
I want to get back to my good running weight of 20 years ago. 175 pounds seems about right.

I turned 60 last year and have steadily put weight back on. I stepped on the scale this morning and weighed 232.6 (the most ever!!). So today (6/20/12), I start over. THe journey begins!

My Program:
I've always been pretty good about running (5-6 days a week for the last 30+ years). I need to change some bad habits (soda, donuts, late night snacks, etc) and start some new ones (drinking water, eating healthy, counting calories, etc). Learn to say No (to food).

Personal Information:
Home: Michigan
Married for 35 years
2 Adult Children
School Social Worker
Track and Cross Country Coach
Hobbies: Running, Reading, Movies, golf

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"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" - Pre

"The Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials" - Bruce Denton in "Once A Runner"

"When in doubt tell the truth" - Mark Twain

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EGALITAIRE
6/27/2012 10:28:47 AM

Good to see you back posting on the Virtual Relay thread. Hope all is well - congrats on passing the 20,000 minutes mark.



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PAPAMIKIE
6/21/2012 12:43:06 PM

Way to go on 20000!!!



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TARANITUP
3/16/2012 6:17:37 AM

LOL we both posted DaVinci Code at the same time. Great minds!



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IPA-RAY
1/18/2012 5:43:47 AM

I can't see myself doing R2R2R again but R2R is tempting. Sounds like you have a great time.



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IPA-RAY
1/4/2012 8:09:16 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog. You've done R2R2R 10 times? Wow!

Your Paavo Nurmi pic is what caught my eye. That guy was truly amazing.



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