Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Running towards the Future


I know I haven't posted in ages, but I have a very good reason for that, I've taken up running 3x per week with the Running Room with their "Learn to Run" clinic and it's been a fantastic experience. In 2 weeks I will be running in a 5k race. 2 months ago I never imagined being able to do so. I've signed up for the next clinic which is 5k to keep up with the progress I've made but at a comfortable pace. My group leader keeps saying that I should have signed up for the 10k clinic but I don't want to push myself that much. She thinks that before I'm 50 I should attempt a full marathon. I giggled at that one!

So far, I've had 2 injuries, my calf decided it had enough about a month ago and I missed one night of running and now for the last couple of weeks, my hip has decided to complain. I don't think it helps that I've also been biking every weekend checking out all the fantastic walking/biking trails and parks Kitchener-Waterloo has to offer. Totally amazing, I just love it.

3 comments:

Janet Szabo said...

Weeeehhhhhaaaaaa! Good for you! Let me know when you run that marathon and I come and cheer you on!

CarolineF said...

Yahoo! And I say: pooh on marathons. You don't need to run a marathon just because some running nut says so. I run about 12 miles a week and it does me plenty of good without trying to kill myself. All runners do NOT need to eventually do a marathon.

historicstitcher said...

Don't throw out the idea of a marathon just because you haven't tried it! My mom ran her first marathon shortly before turning 50, and just completed a half-iron triathlon last week! At 55!!!

She never ran at all when I was growing up, but now she's left me far behind and stands proud.