Well..hi there. Welcome to health and wellness on the run. Literally. On the Run. I'm a runner. We are a diverse, interesting bunch of people. I hope you will sit down and read a little, laugh a little and want to share some of your experiences here on this blog.
I am going to start by saying tomorrow I'm embarking on a physically grueling challenge. I am participating in the Crooked Road 24 Hour Ultra. I cannot say this is my first because I attempted this last year and when it got cold and dark I left after 10 hours and 53 miles. I am excited about this endeavor because this year I am going solo. Yup. My incredibly patient and understanding husband, Dan, is away on a golf outing with some fraternity brothers in Pinehurst, NC. Last year he never uttered any complaints, but I felt guilty about him sitting (freezing) there watching me go around and around (did I mention around) a .95 mile loop in a park in Rocky Mount, VA. With him gone I am excited to push myself farther than I thought possible last year.
Last year I did not use my Ipod at all. This year I have charged up 3 Ipods and even downloaded an audiobook. I packed my sleeping bag, pillow, foam roller, marathon stick and more simple carbs than you can imagine.
Running has been my life since 7th grade when we had to do a mile for the Presidential Physical Fitness Award. I knew I was an athletic soccer and basketball player but didn't know the world of running till I finished my first mile in 6:02. I still don't know if running was an instantaneous love, or if beating the boys was more compelling. 30+ years later and I'm still running.
Well...I am going to stop rambling and try to rest for my big event tomorrow. I am lucky enough to have a great friend allow me to stay at her lakehouse to shorten my drive to the starting line. I will definitely keep you posted!
In health and wellness, Cindy
Great start to the blog Cindy! Enjoy the Ultra!ReplyDelete
Best of luck with the Ultra! I'll be looking forward to hearing your updates!ReplyDelete
Welcome to the blogosphere! Congratulations on a fantastic race.ReplyDelete