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I survived Sunday

2013  49th Calgary Marathon

2013
49th Calgary Marathon

As many of you know Sunday I ran in the 49th annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon. I haven’t run anything like this since the 70’s so my body was loudly asking “What in the world where you thinking of when you agreed to this?” I survived, and feel great at accomplishing this small goal. I was asked by Jorge to run, and as I was working on getting back into shape, thought it was a win/win situation. The 5k medal isn’t my indicative of my finishing position in the race, rather the distance I ran. No I am not ready for a marathon, but have 2 races of  10k scheduled for this summer. If your interested in getting back into shape, you don’t have to take up running as I did. Perhaps something less strenuous, such as cycling, walking, or playing Frisbee with your children or grandchildren. All those aches and pains we are feeling as we get older, while if you exercise they will get better.

So you have decided to get back into shape, see your family doctor for a check up, and tell them your plans. Make sure you follow any advice they give, such as taking it slower to start, building gradually and concentrate on any areas they recommend. So here’s a small challenge for each one of you, put down the remote, and get off that comfy chair, grab your significant other’s or children’s hands or call a friend, and go for a 30 minute once  walk this week. Be it along the beach, the river or along one of the commercial streets in your town, through the back fourty on the farm, but just go for a stroll.

For some great tips on running check out the following websites:

The No Meat Athlete Powered by Vegetables

The Running Room North America’s largest Running store, great advice, great place for gear.

Booster Juice Ditch the soda and chips and try the IC Carrots, my favorite.

Back to a more regular blogging as of tomorrow. Have a great day.

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8 thoughts on “I survived Sunday

  1. CONGRATS Keith!!! Good on you for completing this.

  2. Good for you Keith

  3. Congratulations on completing your run. I trust you enjoyed your time in Calgary. Did you have a chance to check out the Lilac Festival?

  4. Well done Keith 🙂

  5. 🙂 Congratulations 🙂

  6. My brother-in-law (a vegetarian) just retired and still runs. It’s good to push yourself physically. Nice job, Keith.

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