Giving Running A Try

Color Me Rad I’m giving running a try.  So far, I’ve accomplished a 5K called “Color Me Rad”.  With each step I take, my breath is a little more labored, the pain is a little greater, and my body is trying to convince my mind to stop.  My body is trying to say “it’s not worth it”, but I know it is quite worth it.  Anything I can do to stay healthy is always worth it.

I’ve posted a picture of myself following the run….I know….the picture is quite silly.  For those of you who do not live in Missouri, you should know that our weather is a little unpredictable.  For example, it was around 80 degrees today, and is supposed to be in the 40’s and quite cold by Thursday.  The morning of the run it was in the 40’s and rainy, so even though we were freezing, and being doused with powdered paint, we still had a blast!

I think I’ll stick with running.  Now that I am nine years away from the age of 50 and raising three children (ages 6, 4, and 9 months), my awareness and commitment to staying as healthy as I can has grown even stronger.  I also know that running will help build up my endurance for this cycling season, and in turn, cycling will help with my running.  After all, I need the strength and endurance to keep up with the three little ones I’m blessed with taking care of!

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