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Just started at age 62!

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Guest Terry

For my 62nd birthday, I gave myself a paid version of the C25K program on my Android phone.  Okay, so at a buck ninety-nine, it wasn't that generous a present!  AND, I just retired from being a school counselor for 16 years at a central Wisconsin high school, I am in training to be a Weight Watchers leader, and decided, "What the heck?  I'm reinventing myself, so why not take up running?"  


In essence, if I hadn't started out already in decent shape (I have been walking about 3 miles per day at a pace of just under 15 minutest per mile), this program would have kicked my butt!  I can't imagine how anyone who is truly a couch potato would be able to do this!


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At age 54, I was truly a couch potato and I could honestly say that I had never been a runner. I began C25K in April and I not only completed the program on time but I have competed in two 5K races!  I am still running 3 times a week and 3 miles each run while I am working on improving my pace.  My running partner and I are waiting for the heat of the summer pass before we run another race because August in Kansas is HOT.  I cannot say enough good things about C25K. It has changed my life for the better and helped me to become slimmer, more confident, more fit, and I have a lot more energy.

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