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''How I Became a Runner at Age 48''

A Half-Block Jog Gave KASHMIR the Confidence to Run

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  • DRINARIVAS
    I also love to run. I am 44 and started running 18 month ago. I just started walking, aded speed and time every week, and at some time my body asked for a little run, I just gave it. You could add a little bit more running each week, start walking 10 min, than run 4-5 min, walk-run as you can. Add running time each week, until you run 15-20 min. slowly, if you need to stop, just walk and keep walking. In a couple of months you will be running up to 20-30 min. and walking will just be your 10 min. starting and ending. - 7/19/2011 8:48:02 PM
  • I have been telling you this for years ... YOU are my hero! My inspiration. - 7/19/2011 8:12:34 PM
  • DKIDKJ
    Thanks for sharing. I can relate to many of the things you said. I'm the same age as when you started running and I just started running and have had many of the same thoughts. I'm waiting for someone to call my bluff, that I'm not really a runner. But my time keeps getting better and I'm still doing it. So maybe I am a runner! - 7/19/2011 7:33:31 PM
  • Wow, thank you so much for sharing your story. I have always wished I could run and now because of you I will start. You look awesome!!! - 7/19/2011 4:57:41 PM
  • CROPPINCHICKIE
    I'm so inspired by your story. I am 47 and a beginner at running. I'm lovin' it. - 7/19/2011 1:02:21 PM
  • GIAB1963
    Very inspiring! I've often thought about running but I haven't because I felt that people would make fun of a fat person trying to run. We have a trail near my house but so many people walk and bike it. Any suggestions? - 7/19/2011 12:09:25 PM
  • JODITODD
    So glad you shared this! I am 49 and took my first 1 mile jog/walk yesterday that was mostly WALK. :) Thank you for your encouragement, you look wonderful and that smile of yours is my "I can do it!!!" - 7/19/2011 8:52:00 AM
  • Great job! You look terrific - and are very motivational. Keep up the great work - and thanks for the inspiration and advice! - 7/19/2011 8:07:10 AM
  • Your story is so inspiring - and also a good lesson that 'age' is a state of mind. Your advice to take it step by step and build up endurance makes sense - thanks for sharing

    - 7/19/2011 5:33:47 AM
  • Amazing woman! (BTW, I had no idea you were 48ish) You look marvelous!! - 2/10/2011 10:23:42 PM

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