Did our first run yesterday. I have a whole lot of limitations, I'm not actually expecting to be able to run marathons, but we did our first run yesterday. I'm running on the beach with my dog because it's the only surface that doesn't shred his feet or make my knees balloon up. I'm sure dry sand isn't the easiest surface to run on, but for us it works.
I am 32, skinny fat, with an autoimmune disease that causes the stupidest issues. I can't process dietary fiber so my intake of it has to be extremely low, no fresh fruit/veggies and limited cooked stuff most of the time. I have discoid meniscuses in both knees, tried surgery for one and it didn't help. I have restrictive lung disease, my pulmonologist says it's not asthma and I'm ok to run. I have exercise-induced acid reflux, which is the most ridiculous health problem ever. I'm pretty sure my body wants to be fat.
My dog is currently in physical therapy for chronic lower back pain, and his physical therapist has encouraged us to start beach running to help him build strength. He has had very delicate paw pads for several months, and has lost a lot of muscle while waiting for them to heal. We do competitive sheep herding, lure coursing, and we are starting dock diving and barn hunt classes soon. He is ten years old and I want to keep him as fit and healthy as I can for as long as I can.