Saturday, July 23, 2011
Would you believe I ran a 5K on a day that topped out in the mid-90's F? OK, on the evening following that day... race started at 7:30 p.m. It was part of the Cornhusker State Games, games in the tradition of the amateur.
The surprising thing (to me) is that I came away with a gold medal for my age / gender division. WooHoo... I have NEVER done anything like that before. I used to be the kid that was picked last for any given team sport back in school.
Anyway, you can see my surprise and pleasure in this shot, that my son snapped last night, after the race was over & we'd had our hot dogs (it was a hot dog chase... pity the poor lead runner in the hot dog costume... he got passed by several of the leaders who became the top finishers).
Only goes to show, you can get fit AND have fun while you're at it.
Friday, June 17, 2011
I notice I don't update this blog very often. My last post talked about training to speed walk the half Marathon on May 1st, 2011. Did I ever do it?
You better believe I did! Here I am with my finisher's medal. I finished in 2 hours, 47 minutes, and 18 seconds. Walking almost the whole way, did jog into the stadium at the end.
After the event, I took some recovery time. But now my son's challenged me to a 5K that will happen on July 22nd, so... back in training to jog. Woo-hoo... onward to continued fitness.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
No, I'm not going to run it. I did successfully complete a 5K last November, and jogged the whole way. But on May 1st is our local marathon, and they have a half distance available. It's on my bucket list, and I'm going to do it!
What's on YOUR bucket list?