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two level of 'serious' for me… adult onset jogger about 18 years ago (I was 36)as a co-worker who had run in HS (lot younger than me) thought she needed to 'run' after work to relieve stress…we ran 5K, then I did a 10K after she moved away…

got 'serious' after my husband divorced me and I needed something just for “me”…one weekend (in Jaunary 2000 I was 46) I sent in entries for a 10K, a 10 miler and a fall marathon… actually got remarried that summer to a very supportive man… three years (a several marathons)later HE suggested that I find a coach if I was 'serious' about wanting to BQ… got increasingly serious, raced all my PRs and got the BQ the year I was 52…

finding a GOOD coach and having family support were key… both kept me from doing TOO much and hurting myself, delicate balance unless you are truly indestructable… one of my favorite quotes (who said it originally?) is about getting to the starting line uninjured…