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Although I've been athletic all my life, I became a runner after age 55.

After a woman at a Weight Watchers meeting told everyone how much fun she and her senior friends from a walking club had at 5Ks, my curiosity was piqued, and I signed up for my city's annual 5K on March 24, 2012, which happened to fall the Saturday after I turned 55. I was a walker at that time and intended to just walk the race, which I did.

I found the event to be so much fun that I signed ...
Although I've been athletic all my life, I became a runner after age 55.

After a woman at a Weight Watchers meeting told everyone how much fun she and her senior friends from a walking club had at 5Ks, my curiosity was piqued, and I signed up for my city's annual 5K on March 24, 2012, which happened to fall the Saturday after I turned 55. I was a walker at that time and intended to just walk the race, which I did.

I found the event to be so much fun that I signed up for a couple of more 5Ks that were in the same race series. Before too long, I started jogging and then running.

I signed up for the 2014 Skirt Sports half marathon in Colorado after I realized that the completion time is secondary to the completion itself. I did my usual walk/run and ended with a respectable time of 2:47:21. I was so proud of myself for completing it, especially because it was my first race over 5K.

On June 14, 2015, we went back to Colorado and I repeated the Skirt Sports race, now officially called the 13er. Not only was it my 100th race, but it was also my ninth half marathon. (I have also now done 10Ks and 8Ks.)

I am not the fastest participant on the course, and I alternate between walking and running, but I really enjoy participating in organized runs and hope to continue for at least another 100 races.
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4/5/2016 5:29:38 AM

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9/6/2015 8:58:53 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I live in the San Fernando valley area. I wish I loved in the OC LOL! :)



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IMSMILEY88
6/3/2015 11:31:14 AM

My "usual" pace is 11-12 minutes, too. But, I did a PR on a 5K in December that was 30:59! So, I know breaking 30:00 is doable. My half marathon PR is 2:28 if that gives you an idea of where I'm at. emoticon

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6/3/2015 9:13:55 AM

Thanks for your kind comment on my post about the ups & downs of my past 6 years with SP. SparkPeople has such a wonderful community! I hope you have a happy, healthy day!

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