Recently I remembered that we had not featured or recognized the accomplishments of one of our members in quite some time. It’s not because we have a lack of accomplishments to recognize. In fact, they were so numerous in 2013, Cynde and I considered several individuals to be our Athlete of the Year. For example, we had first-time marathoners, several ultra marathons, PRs throughout the year, and several Boston qualifiers.
This guest post is by Teri, one of our new runners who only started running a year ago, ran her first half marathon in September, and yesterday ran the Walt Disney World half marathon with 3 other Team G runners. This post is a good reminder that becoming a runner is part of a journey, one that will have ups and downs. Whatever the reason for running, you need patience, and perseverance, to keep moving forward.
It’s Not About the Running
In two days I will embark on the final few days of a journey I have been on for a long time. I am running the Walt Disney World Half Marathon, but for me this experience represents much more than a race. Continue reading
I completed my 25th half marathon since I started running in 2003 last weekend in Columbus. I essentially took a month of from running in September due to a severely sprained ankle, so when I did half marathon #24 in Cleveland at the beginning of the month, my conditioning level wasn’t prepared for the hills and the humidity. Two weeks later, the conditions in Columbus were much better, and I took 20 minutes off my personal worst time that I registered in Cleveland. Still, I was 15 minutes slower than my first half of 2013, which was back in April. No more major races this year, just fun races. I’m going to slowly build my mileage back up, but I plan to just enjoy the last few holiday-themed races left in 2013.