How to run without wrecking my knees

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    #16
    Zastria and dynamomelano , just cheering on and adding emphasis on the fact that most people won't care how fast / slow you run. I go slow (beginner, petite, and cardiac condition to take into consideration). 99% of the reactions I get are people cheering on. The 1% left, either I do not give a darn - or I use it a teaching lesson. Once, I stopped - the reaction was clearly ironic, and from someone with a little boy with him. I walked to the guy, and smiled, "you seem to think I run slow ?" * cue embarassed stammer* "Well, what you cannot see is that I have had open heart surgery (gesture showing the top of my scar that runs along my sternum), and my cardiologist himself is surprised that I can run, even at that speed.". The look of surprise on his face was priceless. I mostly hope the little boy learned not to judge too quickly

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      #17
      Quite right dynamomelano! Good for you PetiteSheWolf, both for teaching the lesson and for proving your cardiologist wrong!

      I know that it doesn't matter what other people think, if they even pay any attention to me running, but actually not being self-conscious about it is something that will take time. I know I'll get over it eventually though, I did with swimming and having to use very open changing rooms there.

      Thanks for your help everyone, I'm going to give it a go on Tuesday

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        #18
        It maybe take time, by you'll come to it, step by step, whether for the changing or people watching when you run. Tell us how it goes, Tuesday!

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