But I am only discussing the first 5 years and then next year when I actually reach my decade year, I’ll talk about the last 5 years.
Most of you runners are younger than I am. So I hope I can be inspiration for you as you grow older and continue to run..
Age 60 (May 2013)
This year included a broken foot which kept me out of running for awhile…
But it also included some fun vacations and running experiences.
- In October, I ran our local half marathon (the only one at that time) with friends.
- In January, I went to visit a running friend to had moved to Palm Springs, CA.
- In March, the hubby and I travelled to Florida to visit boating friends who had moved to Flagler Beach.
- At the end of March, I visited Philadelphia with a new group of running friends.
Age 61 (May 2014)
- In June, I ran my first Adirondack Distance Run (10 hilly miles from Lake George Village to our marina)
- That October, I visited a college friend who now lives in New Jersey.
- At Thanksgiving, I ran my first Troy Turkey Trot, (he most popular local Thanksgiving race.)
- In January, I visited friends who lived on the East coast of Florida for the first time. Of course, the vacation included a race.
- In March, I returned to Palm Springs (but missed the race due to a cancelled flight). Instead Mary and I just ran together in the desert on the beautiful trails…
- In April, I was one of a small group of bloggers named as a Skirt Sports Ambassador Captain. So from this moment on, you’d only see me wearing Skirt Sports skirts (and all year round.) Yes, they’re comfortable but more importantly, I met some awesome runners because of my connection with this product.
- Also in April, I again visited my college friend in NJ.
Age 62 (May 2015)
- I finally ran a race on my actual birthday.
- At the end of the month, I shared a marathon with a blogger friend from VT.
- In June of that year, I ran the first annual Walkway Half Marathon (over the longest pedestrian bridge).
- In October, I ran my first Rock N Roll race.
- The day before the NYC Marathon, I ran a 5k.
- In December, I continued my winter East coast trips to Florida.
- Then in February, I visited friends on the West coat of Florida and ran a half marathon in Sarasota.
Age 63 – May 2016
- In May, I ran the first 5k dedicated to a runner who died from a drug overdose (who ran with STEM, a group of domestic violence survivors).
- At the end of the month, I ran the 2nd half of the Vermont City Marathon (that got cancelled while I was running it due to heat.)
- In June, I took a Running Tour in NYC with Judy.
- In August, I raced a train (and didn’t beat it. LOL)
- In November, I ran the Dash to the Finish 5k in NYC for the 2nd time but this time, with my Russian friend Anna (and her 2 friends.)
- In December, I ran a half marathon with fellow bloggers.
- In April, I ran my first half marathon in Central Park, NYC.
- In May during my annual tennis vacation, I ran a 5k there for the first time..
Age 64 – May 2017
- In May, I ran the Steel Rail Half Marathon in MA for first time and it still remains my half marathon PR.
- In July, I ran my first of many evening 5ks in Brooklyn, NY.
- In October, I participated in the first race-cation for a newly formed running group (now called “Sole Sisters”)
- In November, I travelled to Vegas for another blogger meet-up.
Age 65 – May 2018
Sorry, but you’ll have to wait to hear about the next 5 years.
As you may have noticed, since this is labelled as a “running” blog, I chose not to include the other stuff in my life. Yes, there was family drama, deaths of family and friends, loss of pets, loss of a job. etc. My life is far from sunshine and roses.
Fortunately I discovered running (and racing) and it has brought a lot of joy to my life (as mentioned above).
Happy Running! Do you have a milestone birthday coming up? If so, what has been the “running” highlight of the last decade? Please share.
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