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Excellent post. It makes me realize the energy of words and pictures. I learn a lot, thank you! Wish you make a further progress in the future.

Rose P

I am so glad that I found this post. I have started running at 53. My husband keeps telling me that I am too old. Poohy on him. I am loving it. I did have a minor injury early on (because I attempted too much too soon) but I am back at it and look forward to my runs.


Thanks for your excellent advice. I just turned 50 and yes I’m about 15 pounds over weight. I started a slow jog with my grandson in his jogging stroller last night. I was a disappointed that I could only jog for about a half mile but with your advice I feel that it won’t take me long to get back in shape.

Rita Mahan

I also starting running in my mid-fifties. Was running 3 mi. several times a week but now am having a hard time, don't want to give it up!

Barbara Young Poss

I started running at 70 after being told 'anything's possible' by my fitness coach. After 3 months of training (slowly at first) I ran my first 5K. My goal was to finish and I did! My children and friends think I am crazy but I love it, plus I trust my coach not to lead me astray. Only a pulled groin muscle so far which when I was on vacation and didn't stretch sufficiently.

Dee Dee

I started running at 50 and a little over a year later, I ran my first 5 mile race (after running a few 5k's). I feel great, my doctor is almost giddy, and most importantly I absolutely love it!

Tomi Suggs

So glad you posted this article. I ran 20+ years ago, but quit after I married. Now single again, and 50+ pounds over weight I thought I was to old to resume my favorite activity. Glad to hear, I'm not. I'll start slow...and go! Thanks again for your post.

Grace of God

I run two blocks the day I turned 50, and I thought I was going to die. Made to 5K, lost 30 pounds, until thyroid Ca slowed me down. Back in track again!

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great man :D


I will be 61 in a few weeks and am pretty active, but need to lose about 25lbs, not as fast on the tennis courts as I'd like to be. I'm hoping walking/running will help. I'm starting tomorrow!

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