A Sporty Life
Running is my passion. Am I fast runner? No. Am I a slow runner? Sometimes. It doesn't matter my pace because I just like running. It's where I pout, shout, giggle, think and sometimes cry. But no matter what type of run I have, I always finish with a smile. I am thankful each time I can lace up my K-Swiss and put one foot in front of the other.
I've always been active. In high school I played sports. In college I started running to lose the freshmen 15. At 35 I ran my first marathon (Maui 2004). After watching the 2008 Kona Ironman on TV and seeing 73 year Harriet Anderson cross the finish line, I said to myself..."well hell, at 40, I should be able to do that!" In 2009 I signed up for my first triathlon, Vineman, all 140.6 miles! Yes I finished, but it wasn't pretty! FYI, the oldest woman to finish an Ironman is 81 year old Sister Madonna Buden!
I have only done one other triathlon since then (Hawaii 70.3 in 2010). As I discovered, life and injuries sometimes get in the way, but I am still out there training. I realized I enjoy training just as much as racing so when time permits and my injuries heal, I will be sure to sign up...Mallorca, Spain 2014 anyone?
This is a reminder to get moving. You don't have to be a runner or a triathlete, just find something that moves and inspires you. You will be amazed what you will discover!