What makes old creaking sounds, gasps for air, and can pull a sprint out at the finish line? Uhm, that be me participating in a 5K…not too bad for an old lady with osteoporosis.
My daughter and I have started a tradition of running the St. Patricks Day 5k about 4 years ago. We are not runners but we like green beer, corn beef, and the color green and oh, we are Irish–enough reasons in my book to run a 5k.
Each morning when we rise very early, we check in with each other-each of us hoping the other will say they don’t feel like running….but it hasn’t happened yet.
I even hate to admit it, but I enjoyed this year’s run–probably because I power walked it. My daughter has not been the healthiest this year so we agreed to power walk and run when we felt like it. Best decision ever.
I wasn’t bothered when little kids were sprinting by me, moms with strollers zipping around me and people older than myself were jogging past–my goal was to show up and finish. I accomplished both.
So, what makes old creaking sounds, gasps for air, and crawls back to bed?….Me