Sunday, April 25, 2010

Running update

I've hit some major milestones with my running in the last few weeks that I want to share. Two weeks ago I went running with my sisters, Patty & Cathy. We went out to the Cedar Valley Trail. Patty and I ran 5 miles that day. Five miles! That was a first time for me. If you would have told me a year ago that I would be to that point I would have never believed you! So we ran 5 miles two weeks ago, then again last weekened, and then today WE RAN 6 MILES! Because of all the rain and the fact that we had to run early today (7:30 a.m.) we decided to go out to Aegon's fitness center (Patty & Cathy both work there) and run on the treadmills there. The 1/4 marathon that I'm planning on running over Memorial weekend in Madison WI, will be here very soon. But thanks to my training plan (compliments of Rachelle) I will be well prepared. Next week I run 6 miles again and after that it will be 7 miles.

Rachelle had been asking me for some time after running if I "had anything left?" And I was always able to say "yes". Well, I can't say that anymore. I really feel like I'm giving my running everything I have. And it feels good! I'm almost 53 years old and probably in the best shape I've ever been in. There are several races coming up during the next 6 months and I'm looking forward to setting new personal records for myself. It will be challenging and exciting! I'll keep you posted on my progress.

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