Marlene asked me to write a paragraph for her blog about my very first run/walk today at the Toronto Womens Half Marathon/5K.
Marlene has been a huge inspiration to me. I decided to try this out for myself back in September, which is when I signed up for the Womens 5K. I started training with the Couch to 5K program on my iPod and was doing pretty well until my/our life was turned upside down earlier this year.
(Side note from Marlene – I mentioned a couple months ago that I was going through a rough time. It has been a difficult year for my family and Mom has taken the brunt of it.)
I lost interest in the training and wasn’t even sure I was going to do the walk/run.
With urging from my daughters, I decided to go ahead and try. I reached my goal today and was very pleased with the way I felt during and after. I listened to music and I did have some emotional feelings during the walk. I did it and in pretty good time, less than an hour.*
I have already signed up for the Toronto Waterfront 5K in September, along with my youngest daughter.
Thanks Marlene for being an amazing daughter and sister. You are an inspiration to all of us!!
*Mom is being modest here; her time was 46:11!
I’m SO proud of her and thrilled that she has already signed up for her next event, along with my little sister.
I’ll be back with my HM report tomorrow!