Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Please allow me to introduce myself

Can a 50 plus woman with zero athletic ability throughout her life become a lean, mean running machine? I intend to find out. Here's the story so far:
I started running just shy of 3 years ago when I retired. I had all this time on my hands and I wanted something that would challenge me; something that would be my passion; and if it somehow improved me then all the better. I had 3 options: I would either take French lessons, learn to play the piano, or take up running. Since I am very frugal (translation: cheap) I settled on running since I already had tenny shoes, shorts and tshirts and I didn't have to hire an instructor.

So very early one morning, I laced up my shoes and headed out the door. I knew I looked pretty dorky so I didn't want anyone to see me, hence the early start. I didn't run far, I certainly didn't run fast, but I did run. Turns out, after a couple of months of false starts and a pretty steep learning curve, I decided I enjoyed it.

So here I am, still running. I have a few races under my belt, 5ks and 10ks and one half marathon which I will post about later. I am still slow and clumsy. But I am a runner.

My blog will be primarily about the trials and travails and joy of running, with a sprinkling of travel and sporty cars and shooting tossed in. And I will keep everyone posted on my 32 year quest for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe...


robison52 said...

Great start on your blog! Looking forward to reading your trials, travails, and joys of running!! I doubt you'll be "last place runner" for very long.

OldManRunning said...

Last place? Last place, what's that? All I know about is competing with myself and setting new PBs once in a while. Who cares what the other runners do...they don't even exist in my world!

Congrats on your new blog!