I turn 45 in a couple weeks, and over the summer I decided to start running. I am not a runner.
Really, not a runner. My knees just aren’t up to it, and they let me know pretty quick that I need to stop that nonsense. But I’ve lost fifteen pounds this year, and that seems to have made a huge difference in my knees, and so I started running. I was athletic in school, and I walk many miles each week so it’s it’s not like I’m a complete slug, but I haven’t really run in 27 years.
I’m using the Couch To 5k app, which is interval training. Every week it has more running and less walking, until eventually you run for an entire half hour without stopping. I’m halfway there.
And so, I’ve decided to put a goal out there: I plan on running my first half marathon when I am 45. I don’t know which one, or exactly when, but sometime this upcoming year.