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I started running at age 61, after having had knee problems when I was 80 pounds heavier. At first I just ran a few steps with my grandkids and added a few running steps to my Walk Away the Pounds videos. I didn't actually do a Couch to 5K (C25K) program, but I bet it would be a great way to do it.

So unless a doctor has told you not to run or your body is telling you "not today" due to some injury, try a few steps. You may surprise yourself!!

- Submitted by SLENDERELLA61 1/11/2013 in Exercise | 2 Comments
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AGOALOF150 1/11/2013 10:15:00 AM

    way to go, if that is not motivational, i dont know what is! can I ask you a question...i want to try to run but have problems staying on track in the sense of not doing it on a regular basis. did you follow a training plan or just run what you felt comfortable doing?
RITAROSE 1/11/2013 9:25:00 AM

    As a kid I could never run very well and was thrilled when I got so that I could run a few blocks on my jaunt to and from the Y, but then I had health problems and surgeries and haven't tried it since. I loved the feeling of flying like the wind! I hope I will be able to try again! Congrats to you on a job very well done!! emoticon

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