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I've never been a runner. But give me a challenge and I'll take it on. I'm not totally out of shape so I'm hoping that helps me, but I'm the first to groan when we have to run sprints in class for our workout. My best friend and I've been talking for awhile about taking up running because we're so terrible at it - to be able to run a 5k without wanting to die. So that's our goal. We have a local color run/walk and today we start training for it, putting our feet where our words are. Now I'm looking forward to having this under my belt. A year ago (mothers day) I did my first 5k fun run/walk and I walked the entire time, pushing my kids in the stroller. This year I'm going to run it.
Started 10k on 4/26 and LOVE it but having some probs with my left knee which started last week after going down a steep hill. Been icing it & doing hot yoga a couple days a week to stay limber. This "condition" has flared occasionally all my life with overuse but I refuse to quit my new love for running. Can anyone recommend a strap or brace to help with this? I'm 56 yo female carrying about 15-20# extra pounds (which I'm sure doesn't help) Thank you in advance!