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Thursday, March 07, 2013

Wouldn’t you think I’m one tough Grandma?

No, I haven’t suddenly started to run “ultra” races. This is the program I described at the beginning of the year designed to get people moving during the winter months.

If you were running behind me you would understand the entire concept.

When I went to the kick-off event I was pleased to see hundreds of people of all ages and at various levels of fitness. We indicated our predicted mileage on our registration form. For me it was 300 miles of combined running and walking.

Throughout the 100 days there are group events scheduled, mostly non competitive, just to encourage us to stay motivated. They send weekly emails to award random door prizes and our results are all self reported. There is no overall winner.

The Parks and Recreation Department organized this with sponsorship from local businesses. Our Fleet Feet Running Store holds many different training sessions too.

Awhile ago I wrote about a “Predict your Time” race where anyone could win regardless of speed. It’s being run by a local HS to benefit their running program and get people of all run/walk speeds involved.

Unfortunately, being sick all week has squashed my plans to run this race and my mileage chart shows ZERO to be counted toward my planned 300 miles.

Still, I’m so pleased about these efforts in our community and I really like my shirt. It’s a visual reminder to get back on track, even if it’s just slowly and steadily.
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