I passed these Chicago lakefront joggers yesterday morning.  It reminded me of a chat with a colleague who told me he’d run a half-marathon.

He told me, “not at all!”  After age 50, he decided to start walking.  One day, “when no one was looking” he joked, he jogged around the block.  He kept adding, and adding, and…  eventually he was running a half-marathon!

Can you envision yourself doing this next summer?  How will you start today to get there?

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Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

One Comment:

  1. I would like to be a runner by next summer — a goal I never considered until last year. But I didn’t take necessary baby steps last year. This year I’m making a commitment to walk, and there are days I imagine taking flight when no one is looking.

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