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Good morning Kossacks and welcome to the bright shiny new DK4! I'm sure it's going to take a lot of getting used to, even for those of us who spent a little time on the beta, but the good news is it looks like we made it through the wormhole alive.

This is just a short diary to introduce the ideas behind the Fitness Group and to invite y'all to participate if you're interested.

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First, who am I? I'm 50 years old, I'm a man, and I've been a member of DailyKos since spring of 2005. I'm a chronic procrastinator by nature, so while I've made numerous efforts to get really fit throughout my life, until this last couple of years they've fallen afoul of my unwillingness to drag myself outside and get started on a consistent basis. That's been my biggest barrier, but one I think I've finally licked.

My chosen field of exercise is running. I run about 40 miles per week and have participated in a few races up to the half marathon length. I do also cross-train with some biking and strength conditioning.

My hope is that this group will attract enough participation to sustain maybe three weekly diary series - tentatively one aimed towards sharing experience and encouragement with beginners, one aimed at more experienced folks, and one discussing public policy as it relates to fitness. If you're into exercise or just want to be, please do follow the group. And if you'd like to help out with getting those diary series off the ground, please send a message requesting membership.

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