Ready. Get set. Go Ladies, go!

Nearly a MONTH since my last post?!
Seriously?!
*looks back*
Yep.
Nearly a month.

Well, I have been running.
I have also been not running while dealing with The Mother of All Blisters and her Evil Spawn The Blister’s Blister.

Quick Lesson Share:
If you happen to develop a blister on the sole of your foot that is, oh, say, roughly the size of your thumb do not attempt to run again until it is fully healed.  This is The Mother of All Bad Decisions and will lead to missing over two weeks of running rather than seven to ten days.

But back to the point of this post…
Monday begins the 2013 edition of our running club’s Women’s Running Training Program.
Once again I’ll be volunteering as a Coach with the Beginning Runners group.
And once again, I already find myself so inspired by the women who are doing this for the first time who I had the opportunity to meet and talk to at the Expo this past Monday night!
Women who are, for the first time in decades, doing something just for themselves.
Women who are seizing control of their health.
Women who aren’t 100% certain what they’ve got themselves into.
Women who have always wanted to run but never knew how or where to start.
Women who are scared and excited all at the very same time.
Women who, in nine weeks, will go further than they ever thought possible.
Oh, and then they’ll run the 3.1 miles of the Graduation 5K.

And that’s when the fun really starts!

2 thoughts on “Ready. Get set. Go Ladies, go!

  1. 2 1/2 ago I got my first blister on the sole of my foot. It was the Hapalua Half and was pouring buckets the entire time. I actually thought I had a rock in my shoe. I was trying to jiggle it around and deal with it as I have had plenty rocks in the past. I finally stopped and took off my shoe to find IT! owee!!

  2. sounds painful! Of course, this is how I deal with most of my running injuries – just ignore them until they become really bad!
    I think what you are doing with the new runners is so incredible. It must be inspiring and humbling to be part of someone’s running-empowerment!

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