I was a lady in her 50’s who was searching for the “Fountain of Youth.” Along the way I discovered RUNNING. Read my blog and you’ll get to see how it all unfolds. (and 21 Things About Me)
April 2008 – I love playing tennis and started golf last summer. Now I’m on to running and hope to run a 5K!!! Am I crazy?
October 2008 – I’ve run 13 5k races. I love running but I’m taking the winter off. (I hate the cold more.)
April 2009 – After a long lazy winter, I’m back to running and signing up for as many 5Ks as I can. It’s an addiction. (BTW, I gave up on golf.)
December 2009 – 17 5ks this past year and I joined a gym so I plan to keep running on a treadmill through the cold weather months. I want to get faster by next year!!!
December 2010 – Between boating and tennis matches, I’ve still managed to squeeze in 21 5ks. I’ve also lowered my PR to under 28 minutes.
January 2011 – I ran my first Half Marathon!!! I plan to run another as well as other distances.
April 2011 – I’ve run 4 mile & 5 mile races, in addition to, my second half marathon. I now do yoga once a week.
November 2011 – Several 5Ks under 28 min but then an injury which curtailed my summer running. I did, however, complete my 3rd half marathon in September, my 4th in October and my 5th in November!! I also ran my first 15K race.
December 2011 – I fell on ice and broke my left ankle in several places and had surgery!!! Will I run again???
June 2012 – I ran again (slowly) but I ran. 🙂
October 2012 – Back into running. I ran 11 races including my first 10K. Now I have a stress fracture in my right foot and my running is on hold… again. But I’ll be back!
January 2013 – I’m back running…slowly.
March 2013 – I completed my 6th Half Marathon!! It was my first since ankle surgery when I was told I would never run a long race again (if I even could run again.)
June 2013 – I have entered a new Age Group, have completed 11 races and four 5ks so far this year under 30 minutes. I even won 1st in my AG twice. But I am on the DL AGAIN with a broken 5th metatarsal in my left foot. My running is on hold but I refuse to give up. Stay turned…
November 2013 – My foot has healed. I have run several 5ks, a 10k, a 15k. I even finished my 7th Half Marathon!
January 2014 – Still healthy… ran my first 10 mile race.
March 2014 – I completed my 8th Half Marathon and it was a PR!!
July 2014 – I have been running 5ks and winning Age Group awards. I even had a 10k PR. I also completed my second 10 mile race and my 9th (and hardest) Half Marathon.
September 2014 – A lot more 5ks and more Age Group awards plus a 5K PR!!!! Also joined a training group for the Troy Turkey Trot 10K.
November 2014 – Started volunteering with a Couch to 5K group and had a 10k PR!! I also completed my third 10 mile race and it was PR and PRed in a 15k race!!!
January 2015 – Completed my 10th and 11th Half Marathons. Both were PRs.
March 2015 – PRed at 4 miles and 5 miles. Getting old isn’t so bad!! Also joined a training group for the Freihofer’s Run for Women and became a running buddy for the GOTR program.
June 2015 – Ran my 12th Half Marathon in April, my 13th in May and my 14th in June, as well as, several 5ks. No more PRs. Slowing down, I guess.
October 2015 – Lots of racing. Joined the Troy Turkey Trot Training Group again, finished my 15th Half Marathon and started mentoring a Couch to 5K runner once a week.
December 2015 – PRed in a 15k race, ran my 16th (and hardest) half marathon. Completed 38 races in 2015!!
March 2016 – Lots of racing planned for 2016. Already completed my 17th and 18th half marathons.
July 2016 – A lot more races – all distances including 19th & 20th Half Marathons. No PRs but haven’t thrown the towel in yet.
November 2016 – Racing continues with 5ks, 10ks, 15k, 21st half marathon and PRed in my 22nd half marathon!!!
March 2017 – Winter started out mild and ended like a lion…. Spent a Girls Weekend in December in Panama City Beach while running my 23rd Half Marathon and then completed my 24th in Florida in March. Also had a 4 mile PR in February in between.
June 2017 – Completed a fun but difficult 25th half in Central Park in April but had a surprise PR in May for half #26. Also ran the FRW for the 10th time! Many more shorter races planned for the summer.
December 2017 – No more PRs for 2017 but ran half marathon #26 (a repeat one for the first time) and half marathons #28 and #29 as race-cations, one in Corning, NY and one in Las Vegas. Both were so much fun but the best part was sharing the experience with running friends. 35 races for the year – not too shabby.
March 2018 – Many course PRs and age group awards plus my 30th half marathon in Florida.
July 2018 – An surprising 5k and 5 mile PR in April, completed a rainy 31st Half Marathon in Brooklyn, and several course PRs and age group awards so far this summer.
November 2018 – Not an exciting summer. Not as many short races as usual but I did run a new 15K. In the fall, I completed my 32rd Half Marathon in Montreal, two races in NYC and a bucket list race in PARIS and my 33rd Half Marathon in Pelham, NY! A 15K PR and several age group awards.
May 2019 – In February, I finished a wet 34th half marathon in Florida. After a calf injury, I ran one of my favorite halfs so far, the United NYC Half Marathon. Then in April I ran my 36th, an inaugural local downhill half marathon. At the end of the month, a bunch of us spent the weekend in NYC and ran the Hot Chocolate 15k. Finally in May, I ran #37, my 4th half marathon of 2019, another local inaugural one. Totally enjoyed this one, even won a trophy.
November 2019 – Ran my 38th Half Marathon in RI and my 39th as part of my marathon training. And yes, I completed my FIRST full marathon – NYC. It was an amazing experience.
May 2020 – Though I was experiencing foot pain, I ran half marathons #40 & #41 – one in NYC in January and one in Bermuda in February. I had planned on another in March, April and May. The Corona Virus Pandemic nixed that plan. I continued to run…but alone and only “virtual” racing.
October 2020 – Still no races though I have been doing my weekend long runs with friends. My NH race-cation only included a virtual half marathon (my 6th this year – do they count??)
December 2020 – The year is finally over. But the pandemic is not! I finally ran a local in-person half marathon in November #42 (and #48 if you count all the virtuals) and a 5k in NYC in December.
May 2021 – Races started to happen (with restrictions.) I ran a half marathon in Florida in February and one locally in April (#49 & #50). I also ran a 5 miler, 5.67 miler (up a mountain), a 5k and an inaugural 10 mile race.
November 2021 – I ran several short races over the summer (even had a 4m PR), then a new local half marathon (#51) in September and a race-cation in NH with my running friends in October that included another half marathon (#52) and finally a repeat half in November (#53).
February 2022 – A new year has begun. 2021 brought good health, 1018 miles run which included 22 races (5 of which were half marathons). Already this year, I completed three half marathons (2 in NYC and 1 in Fla.) – #54, #55, #56.
June 2022 -My racing calendar has been filling up. Many races of varying distances including two 5 milers, a few 5ks, a virtual half (to qualify the 2023 NYC Half) and Half marathons #58 and #59.
November 2022 – Three more half marathons (#60, 61, 62), a few other distance races and a girls race-cation in Maine. An excellent fall.
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