I have spent the last several weeks learning that getting back into running at 42 is a bit different than it was at 32. Especially when you are an upstate New Yorker, whom has moved to Florida. I’m unsure at this point if it is my age, the extra weight I have put on, or the fact that it is 95 degrees with 80-90 percent humidity that is causing the problem! Regardless I am 4 weeks into returning to running.. Another of those “Once and Future Runner” points in life.
I’m okay with this.
For a status check – I’m so out of shape, that running 3-5 miles is pretty much out. I started off running 2 minutes, walking 1 minute, repeat until done or medically incapable of continuing. (Fortunately, that second one never quite happened!) At this point – I can go a mile, wallk a minute or so (it varies based on the seconds I stop at. I walk to the minute on my time – making sure I get to walk at least 50 seconds.) and then repeat. I am able to do 3 miles in this fashion, if I go over – my run/walk ration drops back down.
I’m okay with this too.‘
I’ ve lost a bit of weight since starting – but have quite a bit more to go. My current goal is to be able to complete the Tallahassee Marathon 1/2 – in February.
But.. I’m back!
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