When I started running at the age of 37 and training for my first half marathon, I had no idea that, someday, I would be signing up to run 150km … who does that anyway?!!!
I see every new opportunity as a new beginning
– France Paolozzi
In the spring of 2012, I finally decided to train for my first marathon, something I have had on my bucket list for a while. I love running, and I love running for a long time. So why not? However, for my first marathon, I would make some mistakes, which I would regret at about…
What’s new with me
After five months of preparation for my first marathon, I sustained a stress fracture in the left ankle, only 2 weeks before the race. The training went well, but unfortunately, I was unable to race. Before the injury surfaced, I had also signed up for a 1/2 marathon in the Gatineau Park on November 1st. As a result of my injuries, I am no longer able to run this one either. However, recovery is going very well. I start strength and conditioning for long distance running shortly and am hoping to run my marathon in the spring of 2015 to pursue with ultra marathon later in the fall. Stay tuned for more details!
I have been teaching group fitness for a long time, and am very active. I should be able to run this half marathon no problem! So I take up a dear friend of mine on her offer to run a half marathon with her in May 2011. I must point out that this was my first race ever. No 5km. No 10km. Right for the 21.1km. Why not?!
In 2012, I started to run the 5km Army run with my oldest son. This is something we do as ‘mother & son’ activity; it’s our little tradition. I love running and certainly hope to inspire my boys to do the same some day. So far, though my oldest son does not enjoy running like…
Fear of trying causes paralysis. Trying causes only trembling and sweating.
– Mason Coole
Trying may also cause set backs such as injuries and failure, but those are simply learning opportunities. Fear not trying again!
In 2012, a friend convinced me to run this crazy mud race called “Spartan”. Because I never say no to a challenge, I agreed. It’s only 5km (which was nothing for me at that point), but a 5km in the mud is quite a different experience. Oh .. and I must had that on race…