Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Slice of Life Tuesday: Boston Inspiration

Yesterday was the running of the 2014 Boston Marathon.  Being a runner and having my husband run that race many years ago, I was watching everything I could in relations to the race. All the stories of the people running it this year, were amazing and heart warming.
As I watched the news releases, I began to think about my own running.  I always take time off of running in the winter. This year the winter was even worse than normal. The roads are just too tricky and the air is just too cold to try it. I even fell this year just walking! I spend my winters on the elliptical machine and crack out the miles there.  But, always, in the back of my mind is the running on neighborhood roads and the future races.
We are already registered for the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta on July 4th. That is our favorite 10K race. It is a tradition to go to Atlanta, run the race and also see a Braves game. July 4th seems like a long way off, but actually it is only about two months away. So, let the training begin.
 am planning on officially starting the training sessions on May 1st.  My schedule will be to run at least every other day, doing a long run on Saturday. I like to run a two-three mile course through our neighborhood during the week and then on the weekend, run with my husband on other streets. We have courses that take us three miles, four miles or even longer, so we are ready for the 10K in July.
Watching the Boston runners was inspiring!  I'm done with marathons, but hope to never be done with running!


  1. Good for you! I could never find joy in running. I used to walk with a group, but we've moved away from that area. I need to get back into walking and biking routine. Now that the weather is better, I hope to be out more.

  2. Bravo! I used to sprint a lifetime ago, and have such admiration for long distance runners.