Thanks for asking, John. Turned out I couldn't run the event on site with the rest of my "team" as I had to be part of a funeral the day before, and the race was held more than a day's drive from where I live. What I did, though, was run 10k at home as the rest of the team ran the event. Made good time for me--79 minutes, average of 13min/mile. Figured that was OK for only having run that distance two other times in my entire life . . . Turns out I quite like running so I'll stick with it. Planning to join a 64k relay on Mother's day, and will run 8 or 10 k depending on how many others want to join our team.
Ulterior motive? I don't think so, but maybe. I like to belong to 5 teams--so I *deserve* 5 points every time I Huddle. Just dropped a Challenge Team because I'd completed the Challenge (Beat your Sweet Tooth). I've started running for the first time in my life and looked and looked for a men-only running team. No such animal. Scanned the other men's teams besides 50+ Males, where I'm pretty active and which I really appreciate. Looks as if there are different threads and lots of activity on Spark Men, as well as some familiar faces, so here I am.
I'm 65, married with 2 children and 3 grands, retired from public education, *very* close to my weight goal but seem to have plateaued for a spell. Joining my first ever 10k Run (Vancouver Sun Run) on April 15, ran 10 k for my first time ever yesterday. Feeling pretty high about things right now : )
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