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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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You are so awesome! I'm very glad to have met you, and been able to know you through SparkPeople! :)

Jocelyn Report
Robin, when was this article written? I know you've completed at least one full marathon and lots of half marathons as well as multiple relays. You are so inspiring and I love having you as one of my running buddies! Report
you know i start running about 4 mths. ago. I have been averaging about 3.5 miles to 8.5 a month. i really enjoy it Report
Wow! That is great! You are inspiring. Our bodies are amazing and fearfully made. Report
So inspiring! And Hawaii is one of my favorite places.
Very inspiring! I noticed you mentioned a running coach. Did you start with a coach, or did you do this on your own for a while and then hire a coach? Report
OMG!!! Your story is sooo similar to mine. At 49, I started running about six months ago and I LOVE it!!! I too have seen a change in my body in just the short time I've been running too. Love the part about looking younger too.

Just went to an Xmas party the other night and saw a bunch of people I hadn't seen since the last Xmas party (it was hubby's work party). I've lost 60lbs since then and so many people told me that I looked 10yrs younger.

Keep up the good work!!! You're truly an inspiration. :) Report
Thanks for sharing your story. I need to read things like this!!! I've been walking for a long time and really enjoy it, but I've been wanting to try jogging. I know I'm not in the best shape to start running, but I want to try. There is a 5k coming up in my town in January and I really want to sign up, but I'm afraid that I'll be embarassed because I know I'll have to walk part of it and probably come in last. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration. Report
Thanks so much for sharing your story. it truly is inspiring. I love that you took it little by little. I have never been a runner, but I know I can do it one step at a time. Thanks for the inspiration. Report
Robin, it's a such a pleasure to be your friend. I have always wanted to be a runner but like you I figure if I couldn't run at 14 what makes me think I can run at almost 40. Your article inspired me to keep trying though! Report
Robin - WOW! You are so inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing your story!

Hugs, Lizzie Report
Great work. Very inspirational. Hoping to be able to write my own "How I became a runner at age 54" some day. Report
I'm 51 and just completed my first marathon in Philly on 11/18/12. My story is similar. 2 years ago I couldn't run 1/2 mile. in the past year i went from running 5k races to compling a marathon. My message: If I can do it YOU CAN DO IT. Please friend me and I can help encourage you. Report
Thank you for sharing your story. This is so inspiring! I will be 51 next month and am more that 100lbs overweight. Every time I see someone running, I say to myself that I wish I could do that. Lately, I have been seriously considering starting a "walk to run" program. I know that I will have to start slow. Very slow. I need to just stop considering and start doing. Thanks again for the inspiration. Report
I am so very proud of you, my friend! Thanks for sharing more of your story with us! Congrats to you on all you have accomplished, and hey aging backwards is definitely a bonus!!! Report

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