Hi everyone! Recently turned 60 and have not run since I was at school in the 70's. Gradually I put on almost 20 kilos. I am pleasantly surprised with how I have come along in the past 8 weeks and lost 4 kilos in the process without conscious dieting. I have also noticed that I am less inclined to eat junk food as I feel much better about myself.
I'm just about to start week 9, albeit on a treadmill on which I run a steady pace of 5 mph (I will start going outdoors soon as my confidence builds). According to the treadmill, I did a total of 4.5k for the 28 minute jog and the additional 5 minute brisk walk at both ends 38 mins in total. This whole experience is even even more pleasing as I had an operation to cut away some torn knee cartilage 8 months ago (degenerative knees apparently). I also work horrible shifts, where I either wake up at 2 am or finish work at 2 am every other week, but I always seem motivated to find time to do my jog/run.
Just a footnote: Even though I jogged yesterday, I want to start week 9 today, but I will adhere to the one day rest in between as I do not want to fail the run.
Good luck everyone!