Inspiring 99 Year Old; Aspiring to Speed and Bling
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Oh, wow! I find this 99 year old woman amazingly inspiring:
Don't know that I'll be able to run in 34 more years, much less at record pace, but heavens knows I'm going to run as long as I can!!
Today my group ran the hills of south Lakeland, 80 degrees and 94 percent humidity, finishing 7.71 miles. My niece and nephew joined in with my group. Niece did great and finished strong; she'll be joining our group ongoing. My nephew did great for the first 5 miles or so, then started falling back. I stayed with him. We finished in 100 minutes, right at 13 minutes per mile pace. I so hope he doesn't get discouraged; he has come so far. I know he was disappointed. I enjoyed the run, felt like I got a good workout even with the slower pace, and was glad I was there to be with my nephew.
Week from today is my next 5K, the 4th and final race in our Watermelon Series. Hope to bring home some bling!!!