May 21, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Today in The Woodlands is the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas Triathlon. This is a 2/4 swim in the lake, 112 mile bike course, and then a 26.2 mile run. I am thinking "Wow" for all those participants and hoping that the race goes well for everyone today. Most of all I like to read about the people in the races. I never knew that people who run long distances lose their toenails after the race. The demands put on the body must be tremendous.
The paper today featured a woman who is 62 years old and who had a lumpectomy in May 2009 along with the radiation treatment for breast cancer. (Before the diagnoses of breast cancer, she had completed five ironman competitions.) After reading her story, I thought enough of my bellyaching. It is time to get out and start moving. So today I did. The city's park and recreation department was hosting a free Zumba in the park session from 8:30 - 10:00. I went and it was a lot of fun - even though it was hot and I was pretty tired afterwards. I was amazed at how many calories the Spark people calorie counter said that I burned. I hope the city puts on some more free Zumba events.