I started doing Bikram Yoga the year I turned 40. I don't know if it was the stretching or building muscle holding poses but after a while I noticed that I could run without knee pain. In the summer of 2010 became friends with Krista. Soon we started to run a little together and next thing I knew she convinced me to sign up for a 10k. I was skeptical...I had never been a strong runner and was not convinced that I could ever run 10k but we ran together every Saturday morning gradually increasing our distance.
|10k finish, yeah, kinda slow but I don't care|
After the 10k I felt a little lost without a goal so I decided to try for a half marathon. It sounded completely crazy but then, so had 10k! If I could work up to a 10k I was pretty sure I could work up to a half marathon. I suffered from Achilles tendinitis while training for the half marathon. Luckily it didn't stop me.
|Waiting for the Wine Country 1/2 Marathon to start with my friend Maggie|
|I put my medal to good use!|
|Running in the Sierra last summer|
I don't know what my future holds as far as running but I do know this. I didn't start serious running until I was 40. I ran my first half marathon at 41. If you had told me 10 years earlier or even 1 year earlier that I would run a half marathon I would have told you you were crazy. It's never too late and no goal is ever too crazy.