Why would any sane, 40-something female begin running at this stage of life?
And yet, this was part of the Cantrell Center Boot Camp program for which I had volunteered. Was I crazy? Perhaps; however, I survived Boot Camp and started running 5Ks. Although scheduling issues forced me to put my running shoes away for a while, eventually I was able to pull them back out an fit regular running into my schedule.
Fast forward to 2011…
Not only do I look forward to running, I plan other activities around it. Running has helped me lose 40+ pounds. It also helps me distress and keep sane. I have begun running longer distances and, two weeks ago, ran my first 12K. And this past Saturday, at the 3rd Annual Cantrell Center 5K, I set a new personal 5K record!
My future plans include participating in a Warrior Dahs and I am hoping to start training for a half-marathon soon followed by training for a full marathon!
Me run now? Yes! On purpose!