About my running


Waving while running

Waving while running – that’s me!

I am now 54 55 56 and enjoy being active, it’s good for my physical and mental well being.  I have learnt to run (again) and enjoy pushing myself to improve my pace and the distances that I can run.  I decided one day that walking was too slow and just started to jog a bit. I found that I could run and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I also like to cycle and  I walk regularly on the days between my runs.

I have 3 grown up daughters who live far, far away, so I try to be a good role model for them by keeping active as I age. We keep track of each other with our Runkeeper app and it can get a bit competitive! I now have an Apple watch and it’s become my new best friend. Since I was retired in December 2016 I have found I am more active during the day and enjoy my mid morning runs.

I am still trying to run 5km in a faster time and it’s a work in progress!  I love participating in Parkruns when I can (which isn’t very often as I live a long way away from the closest event). I also participate in  fun runs in Canberra and Melbourne each year and local runs when available. I would like to one day run the City to Surf event in Sydney.  I’m not keen on running half or full marathons at this stage but you never know!

I  love to blog at http://www.debs-world.com and I am on twitter @wonderwomandebz

Here are some of my posts that include running:

  One thought on “About my running

  1. March 30, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Bravo! All the best to you in your quest. 🙂

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  2. estelea
    June 8, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    waou, well done! super inspiring 🙂

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  3. July 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I really applaud your re running efforts. It really is so important to stay active and so easy to slow down as we age.

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    • July 21, 2015 at 8:49 pm

      Indeed!! I’m trying hard but my husband just thinks I’m trying 😊

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  4. July 24, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Good luck with your 5k training Debbie! I’ve added you to my list of running blogs: http://runyoung50.co.uk/where-are-the-women-bloggers-over-50/ Do you have a photo of you running that I could use? Katie

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    • July 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Hi Katie, thanks for your message & including me. I’m thrilled. Yes I do have a photo, what’s the best way of getting it to you?

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  5. November 16, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Hi Debbie – I wanted to comment on your ‘over 50 runner and blogger’ post but couldn’t see a form there. I saw you listed on the Run Young 50 blog. Just to let you know I am now 53 and started running about 10 years ago. I started with the couch to 5k program and thought I would never be able to run very far. In 2011 I lost 3 stone (20kgs) and was helped greatly by increasing and improving my running. I have managed to keep (most:-)) of the weight off and I now run 3 times a week. I ran my first 10k in 2010 and my first half marathon in 2012. I now stick to 10k as my body doesn’t seem to like the longer distance. I also blog, not much yet as I am new to it, but I am starting to get the hang of it now. http://www.bananafitz.life. Best regards, Ann

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    • November 16, 2015 at 7:53 am

      Thanks for your comment and follow Ann, lovely to meet you. I’ll go visit your blog. I have just got the all clear from the Physio to start running again due to a calf injury a few months ago. I’ll be taking it slowly but am keen to get back into it. Well done on your efforts!!

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      • November 16, 2015 at 7:56 am

        I see its 07:53 there – i hope I didn’t wake you!! 🙂

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        • November 16, 2015 at 7:57 am

          Not at all. Just been to the gym for an hour 😊

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          • November 16, 2015 at 8:30 am

            Sorry Debbie – I notice my WordPress links you to the wrong site (to my blank blog – duh!!) It should work properly now – could you subscribe to my blog via bananafitz.life. An hour at the gym before work? – good for you! Thanks. 🙂 Ann

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            • November 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm

              Done – all very interesting and we seem to have a lot in common 🙂

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