This year 74 old on her own

This year 74 old on her own

When I started the programme back in June 2012 and graduated in the September with my Doctors blessing, hubby was we me every step of the way I. Lost a stone in weight with the help of my fitness pal and felt great. We had always been walkers, hubby doing his long distance ones in between i.e. 40 milers.Then life got in the way I had a fall and dislocated my shoulder so back to walking for me, so after eight weeks of physio, I started again at week 4, slow but I was ok with it, so we got back into our routine. Now my lovely hubby been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. The treatments making him very tired and he starts radio therapy this week, so we haven't been out for several weeks. I have decided to take a leaf out of legions book and start again at week one on my own and see how I get on. As the saying goes tomorrow is another day. So today I started slow but soon got into a rhythm and when Laura said that's it I jogged through the five minute cool down as I was quite a way from home, so in all did 3.67Km 44.24mins but I don't want to break any records, just keep fit and keep the weight off. Pat


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20 Replies

  • Pat I'm so sorry to read about your hubby, I hope things work out okay. You really are an inspiration to so many on here - best wishes to you. x

  • Hey Pat, I'm sure that together you will beat the cancer, just like together you beat the programme, keep going and keep posting, we're all there with you x

  • Pat. You're not on your own. Never think that...this forum is full of people that will willingly be with you every step of the way. As Im running (without a physical running companion ; )) I think about what I will post, and what the folk on here would say to me if i am struggling. I hope this helps? Wishing both you and your hubby the best... keep us posted with your progress x

  • Sorry to hear about your husband I totally agree with what everybody else has said your never on your own here. Well done you for getting out there, sounds like you will be up an literally running again soon, good luck on all fronts.

  • Nice to see you back at it Pat, I hope your husband is feeling better soon.

  • Great post - thank you for taking the time to tell us your story and so well done for getting out there - and then letting us know. Fantastic and inspirational :-)

  • Very best of luck to you both.

  • Best wishes to you both. Congratulations on getting back out there. It's not always easy. (That's a great picture - who took that?)

  • Good luck to both of you. Linda

  • Sorry to hear about your husband - hope all goes well with his treatment Really admire you for getting back out there Best wishes to you both Keep us posted on how your running goes

  • Sorry to hear that Pat, all the best to your husband and you're not on your own with all the support on here. Take care

  • So sorry about your husband. We are all here to support you. Keep running and keep blogging!


  • Sorry to hear about you hubby, hope all goes well for you both, as others have said you are not alone we are all here for you to support and encourage or just for a chat when life is getting you down xxx

  • I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, Pat - I hope that he picks up quickly after the radiotherapy and he will be out there soon cheering you on again. And, like everyone says, you're not on your own because you've still got us! All the best to you both :)

  • Hi Pat - we're all running with you sweetheart!

  • Pat, I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I wish him all the best as he undergoes radiotherapy and hope he can join you outside again sometime soon. In the meantime, good for you starting working through C25K again! You may be physically running alone, but emotionally we're all here with you. Take care and keep on running!

  • As a cancer survivor, I wish you and your husband every blessing possible. He can beat it, and I'm sure with your positive support he will soon be back up and around again.

    Congratulations on your runs. Time is pretty unimportant (as I keep telling myself), and I hope with all my heart that when I reach your age I am stil running and as fit as you.

    Keep running, keep enjoying it, and good luck for the future.

  • Hi Pat - what an inspirational couple you and your husband are! I send my very best wishes to you both and will watch out for your future posts. Keep running and keep smiling!

  • Hi Pat, well done for getting out there ....and what an inspirational post. As everyone else has said, there's masses of support on here,so pop back often won't you ? All the very best to both you and your husband . Super pic look so upbeat .... fabulous :)

  • Sorry to hear about your husband; best wishes for his treatment - and well done you for keeping at it (it's still better than being on the couch!)

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