Hi, I used to run quite a bit in the 80's and 90's, but then went off running for quite some time. I am now 53, heavily overweight and my diet is appalling. I feel down about the whole situation that I have found myself in as it is not the real me in this body of mine. I have, however, made the first step now. I have bought myself a new pair of trainers and will begin my new regime tomorrow morning. Are there any other newbies out there in a similar situation who I can share experiences with?