Part three in my Why I Run series where I focus on my running as a senior masters runner, especially the required maintenance to continue to be a joyful runner past the age of sixty!
In October 2014 I completed the CASA of Travis County “Superheroes” 5k run in sweltering, muggy, overheated conditions wearing a Wonder Wodman tee shirt and cape. It was my first race, in over a year, and my first 5k ever. my participation was focused on fundraising for this incredible organization that advocates for children in the foster care system in Austin, Texas.
The field was crowded with small children in costume only to be outdone by their parents joining in the gaiety of the early Sunday morning event. It wasn’t a competitive event per se, but when I saw the number 24:19 on the finish line clock I was surprised. I hadn’t run a 7:50 min/mile since before my hamstring injury five years before. The time was slow for good masters runners, but it provided a peek into what I might be able to do IF (and a big if) I could get pass the hamstring injury. Read more >>