Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Today's my 63rd birthday. You might think I'd be worried about getting older. But I'm a runner. I'm thinking more about two years from now. I move up an age group and am I going to be competitive then!! LOL That might be the year I need to enter all, well - a lot, of local 5Ks in order to rack up the bling. If you've been following my blogs you know that locally there is a woman 2 years younger than I who runs a 5K in 22 minutes. In other words, I aspire for second. Mostly I've placed third, but did get one second.
Wasn't I just saying that I want to be happy with running for fitness and health and ignore those trinkets and awards? Well, I'm a little ambivalent you know. There is definitely a competitive side of me that loves that recognition and accomplishment. I do want to run for a long, long time and don't want to do anything now that will keep me from running later.
This year I'm focused on training for the half marathon in November. I am trying not to run for trinkets, but I'm excited that there is a finisher medal for every finisher in the half marathon. It's even made where it comes apart and has a necklace to wear separately. Now that's a trinket I look forward to earning!
Yesterday Aquagirl posted on my SparkPage that one of her water aerobics classmates asked if I was Gwen's mother or grandmother! I had stopped by the pool with Gwen to say hi yesterday after my workout. How sweet of Cyndi to pass on that compliment. However, the commenter must have poor eyesight or didn't look close at my skin. Anyway, what is age? Doesn't bother me. I love being a grandmother; I love being retired; I love being a runner. Age? Bring it on!!