Since I just reported on my Ultimate Fitness Challenge, I might as well report on my running too. I ran the Race to the Taste 5K on Labor Day. The race is part of the Taste of Hudson. I ran it last year too. I improved my speed by about 30 seconds per mile and this year came in third place in my category (women over 50). It’s the first time I’ve ever won anything for something sports related! The picture here is me getting my winning t-shirt.

In less than two weeks, I’m running the fifth leg for a relay team in the Akron Marathon. I’m nervous about this one. It’s 5.6 miles which is the furthest I’ve ever run. I’ve been training but I never feel like I really know what I’m doing.

race to the taste winner


4 thoughts on “Running

      • Do you have a running coach? Or a buddy? When my daughter was in XC she found it helpful to just run part of the course, even at a slow pace, if at all possible, before the race day, to get familiar with its terrain and quirks. And then you get to know how your body responds to miles 3.6 through 4.9, for example… with adrenalin and the roar of the crowd carrying you the rest of the distance! But I know you’ll rock it. You always do.

        • No running coach though there is a young trainer at the gym who is running the half marathon in Akron. I’ve picked her brains a few times and she’s helpful. I talk to my relay team mates too though we haven’t actually been able to run together. I did go today and run at least part of the course. I was worrying about the hill and it is steep and fairly long but it wasn’t quite as bad as I was fearing.

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