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Long background story posted sometime ago but in brief...last year was running 3 x a week til August. Stopped due to illness til March this year. Have been building up since then and am now 3 x a week doing a longer run on Saturday and up to 5 miles. However......I am so so slow! My 5 miles took one hour. ONE HOUR! I'm beginning to think that my bod. is just not made for moving fast or I'm too old or something!! (48...no Kate Moss but no Hattie Jacques either!!). My illness is basilar migraine...and manifests as almost constant disorientation/wooziness/thick head and often sick headaches. I run to make me realise that I CAN do something other than drag myself to and from work! But not sure if this speed think is ever going to kick in. Or does it really matter!
Also, anyone out there running on medication! (Not the dodgy stuff). I have to keep trying different meds. and the last two have not worked. I'm adamant that don't want to take any of the meds that have weight gain as a side effect...and so many of them sedate you too.
Anyway.....any good ideas, suppprt etc would be great.