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    Al_Kavadio or other runners...

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    I have a strange urge to go running.

    This is strange because
    1. I am almost 50 years old
    2. I had a back operation 5 years ago
    3. I have no running shoes.
    4. I am rather (very) overweight
    5. I am very unfit
    6. It is raining.......

    On the plus side I have a dog and a beach 2 minutes from my house.

    Where would you start? Would you start?

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    Satisfy that urge! barefoot running on a rainy beach with your dog? I'm jealous right now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    Satisfy that urge! barefoot running on a rainy beach with your dog? I'm jealous right now..
    You think I should just go?
    The dog's up for it, I might just do that thing!

    I'll post when I get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit Rivers View Post
    You think I should just go?
    The dog's up for it, I might just do that thing!

    I'll post when I get back.
    Hell yeah even if it ends up being a nice long walk, still better than sitting on your comp wondering if you know? I understand the age and injury limitations, weight, etc, but who cares, your body's asking you to move, give in...

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    a journey of a thousand miles....

    Go. Go out for some period of time. Jog a little walk when you feel like it, jog when you feel like it again. Dont do watches or paces or prescribed times. Just go.
    MTA: because it is rare I dont have more to say

    "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - my daughter Age 7

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    I agree completely with both iniQuity and runnergal. Enjoy the art of movement Kit! Let us know how it goes.

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    I am in agreement with the other posters in this thread. Like a certain evil corporation once said, "Just do it."
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

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    yup, my process would be to start sprints -- if you're not already doing it. barefoot on the beach with the dog.

    i'm getting scuba boots for the rainy/cold season, which might be an option for you too (for minimalist running).

    just do your best and don't worry.

    also, if you can, find a yoga class. it will help balance you and work with your back (i do a lot of work with back issues). There's an anusara teacher in christchurch. just look up "anusara christchurch" and you'll find her OR go to The Yoga Lunchbox - New Zealand's free online yoga magazine and look around for teachers in christ church. i know that the hot yoga studio is open (worth checking out too), and so on.

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    Hi there, I jogged about 1.5k down the beach and half way back. i was barefoot in the drizzle and I actually enjoyed myself. I did however jog v...e....r....y.... slowly.

    I might do it again tomorrow.

    I am going to have blueberries and cranberries smothered in cream as a reward.

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    Way to go! Start slow and go with how you feel. How you feel when starting any fitness program, weights or running, is more important than sticking with a specific program.

    Plus the reward you have makes it worth the effort.

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