Friday, May 30, 2008

Running Anniversary

Today is a rest day before my 5k tommorrow. It's a race I've never done before, which always makes me a little nervous; I don't like not knowing the course. However, I know the town very well, and I think they're just sending us down a main street that they will have blocked off for a parade later that day. If that's the case, it will be an easy no brainer kind of run. And it's only a 5k-we're not talking any great distance here. Hubby calls them my sprint races!

Today is my running anniversary. On this date in 2006, my journal says, "ran the full distance of Eucalyptus road, twice, without stopping!" That makes it the first full mile without walking breaks. I remember telling Hubby I had no intention of racing or running more than 5 miles; I just wanted something I could be passionate about and that would help me stay healthy. And here I am, 2 years later, several 5ks and 10ks and 1 half marathon later, preparing for my second half, and contemplating doing a full marathon in 2010. It's funny how running gets under your skin. Now, I want to see how far I can go; how fast I can go; and how many years I can continue to be a runner. I hope I'm still running in my 90s..

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