So I am out of shape. I have recovered from a serious back/pelvis injury but have gain 40lbs. I've been walking for some time now and have been pain free for a couple of months. I have never been a runner even when I was rather fit and worked out regulary. But now I think I am ready to take the plunge. I want to start running with a goal of doing a 5k Turkey Run on thanksgiving. Please advice how to train to make this an obtainable goal. I'd kind of like to keep this a secret since i have a family of exercise-aholics who have never had a serious injury until I am an certain I can do this
Asked by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Aug. 14, 2010 in Diet & Fitness
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:55 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
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Answer by makelineerror at 2:55 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by Bmat at 3:03 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Running may not be a good idea. It can be hard on your body. Something low impact may be better. If you look on Craigslist or at thriftstores you can find a Gazelle for $30. Then you can be home with your kiddos too.
I'm 54 and I know people that ran when they are younger and are now facing knee surgery or joint replacement. I have feet and knee problems from walking.
Answer by Gailll at 3:05 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by Sisteract at 3:40 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
Answer by natural.mama at 6:08 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
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Answer by natural.mama at 8:22 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
I agree swimming is great. I live in AZ and we have a pool and I am lucky to be able to exercise in the pool about 9 mo a year.
Answer by Gailll at 3:07 PM on Aug. 14, 2010
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