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Hello! I'm a middle-aged mom returning to running after taking a few years off. I completed C25K several years ago, then continued training and ran a few 5ks, a 5 mile race, and two half-marathons. Then I got lazy and depressed and I stopped running.

I gained a lot of weight. I was so stressed out about my job, I started grinding my teeth in my sleep and I was having SVT episodes (rapid heartbeat). My doctor said that I had to reduce stress. In July of this year, I decided that I had enough and started C25K again. I also started eating low carb again. I've completed C25K, and I am working on Bridge to 10k now, Week 9, Day 1. I'm very slow, but I am not running to set records. I'm running to get back into shape and to help my mood. Endorphins are fantastic for depression! I also take medication every day, but that wasn't enough for me.

Since August 15th, I've lost 20 pounds. I can run for at least 30 minutes with no walking. I'm happier and healthier. I'm dealing with stress so much more easily than I ever did over the past few years. My family is supportive, and they know that every other day is a running day.

It's not all sunshine and rainbows, there are difficult days and I'm searching for a job that doesn't send me into the deep end, but I know that I can do this!

Here's a link to my blog if anyone is interested. karensrenewalrunning.home.blog

My running partner is my little dog, Luci.

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