Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Grand Kiddo's

I have decided I will dedicate my training to my precious grandchildren. Together, Bill and I have twenty-two grandchildren. It just boggles my mind to say that and, when Kelly and Aaron have children, we will be blessed with more!

I want all of them to know how special they are and how much I will always love them. I want them to realize that with any goal in life comes a lot of hard work and perseverance. While trying to reach a goal, there are always bumps in the road but with patience, desire and a steady gaze on the prize you can achieve your dreams.

Hopefully, if my body holds out, I will achieve a long standing goal of mine.  I will share my triumphs and my disappointments showing that even if you fall just get right back up and continue on your path. By sharing this I will hope to teach life's little lessons along the way.

So for now, just know how much you are loved and we will take this journey together!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Yes, I have been a slacker both with the running and the blogging on this site. I have been so focused on my upcoming trip to Phoenix that it has consumed my every thought. So I am now pledging that I will run at  least two times before ( hopefully) I leave for Phoenix and will give this blog my foremost attention when I return. Life is good!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Beginning

One of my new adventures in life will be training for a full Marathon.  My Goal is to train for, and complete, a full Marathon before I turn the BIG 60. I will be 59 in October so that gives me about 14 months to accomplish this goal. I have completed four half marathons and that was quite an accomplishment but I want to push myself further to achieve the ultimate Goal.

The first thing I did was get out some books that I previously read  when working towards the half marathons. The two books I am reading are 1) The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer   2) Marathoning for Mortals.   I figure if I take advice from both of the books, I can formulate a plan that will work for me and one that I will stick to.  I started on book #2  and the first piece of advice was to "not take another step until you read the book!"  Well that was OK for me, I had already read the book but needed a refresher. I went to Road Runners and bought a new pair of running shoes and I am now ready to begin my journey.

Erin and Mom after the Denver Marathon

Emma, Nana and Erin at the Skirt Chasers Race

I am lucky to have a very supportive family and a daughter that is an Iron Woman.
The picture is a little blurry but it shows how fast Erin was running!

    I recently read a very inspiring article, in Runner's World, about an 80+ woman who is still doing marathons..if she can do it, so can I!!  So, join me in this journey. I am sure I will whine, and cry, but I hope to have many laughs along this road to a Marathon.