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Running Slow, Running Proud

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My paternal grandmother was full blooded Tarahumara, the tribe of indigenous people in northern Mexico known for long-distance running. My daddy was a runner, and always told me that there is a runner somewhere in me too. I never believed him. A few weeks ago, I signed up for a 5K training program with my 16-year-old son. I don’t even recognize myself as a person who would do this; when I started OA a year ago, I was so large and out of shape that I could barely walk a mile (1.6 km). I was morbidly obese: 5 feet 2 inches

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