Guest Post: Mom’s 5K Race Report

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!

Don’t mind my goofy expression…

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!


25 thoughts on “Guest Post: Mom’s 5K Race Report

  1. I love mother daughter stuff! that is great that she still did the 5k and will do another! You really are a great inspiration not just to your mom but to all of us!

  2. Well CONGRATULATIONS Mom! It takes a lot of guts to get started and YOU did IT! Try, as my 89 year old father says, is the beginning of Triumph. You put the UMPH into the TRY!Well done Mom and Marlene, you inspire all of us, good job!!!!

  3. This is So great!!! I loved this post, and that Mom came out to run with you πŸ™‚ already signed up for the next one??? She’s hooked. ha!

  4. Congratulations Mom!!!! You did such a stellar job on your first race. While your daughter must be a great inspiration to you, I know that you must also be so inspiring for her. Keep up the great work!

  5. Modest I’ll say! That’s a GREAT time Marlene’s mom (Laura?), and congratulations on finishing. I am trying to convince my own mom to run her first 5k so I am going to send her a link to this post. πŸ™‚

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