I wondered if it had something to do with your pancreatitis, but I didn't want to be nosy.
Good for you for getting back on the treadclimber. I feel your pain, literally, on the hip aches.
You're so right about staying active and moderation in eating. I've been on this "health" journey for about 6 months now...working out, watching what I eat....man, it's hard! I try to watch sugar, salt, dairy, and most recently, gluten. I haven't completely given up any of it, but am really trying to be cognizant of what I put in my body. Even though I wasn't overweight, I had put on about 10 or 12 lbs. the last year or so that I was NOT happy about. I've managed to lose 22, and am at a really comfortable place with my body now, for the first time in YEARS. Let's just pray I can keep it up. I really
worry about that.
I'll keep you posted on my race...cross your fingers it doesn't kill me!