What a great memory to have, Leland, and you told the story so well. Do you still run?
Gee, thanks much Karly.
I was injured and unable to run starting in 1996 - and gained much of the 60 pounds I lost in 1992. The injury eventually was fixed when insurance kicked in.
It’s tough to consider running again with a more recent diagnosis of Neuropathy - I still don’t know whether it’s effecting me much.
But I’ll bet I can run 100 yards!!!
The recommendation I heard was after 65 light exercise, walk, swim, yoga - BUT DONT RUN! Tell that to Johnny K who was probably logging at least 1,000 miles a year up to age 84.
They say if you DO run after 65 keep it to two miles a day and at most 3 days a week OR per your doctor.
NOW - ABOUT THE TWO MILES - my endorphins kick in around the first mile of a run.
I should probably post this under “POT WATCH” - because when I say “kick in” that mean getting high - a nice LAMP BURN for the day.
So the long answer, after thinking about it, yeah, why not see if my breathing comes back and body strength. MyFitnessPal is working for me NOW with of late a 10 pound loss in six weeks.
My regimen today would be short two mile daylight runs - eazy peazy compared to 1992 - I did early morning runs 5 - 10 miles before work - wake at 4:30AM drive to Niles parking lot 5:30AM return home 6:30AM off to work 7AM. 3 weekdays plus 2 weekend days. All starting with 100 yards.
So running again looks like it’s achievable ...
or at least dream-able.