Sorry for the lack of updates, my dad came to visit from Illinois so we've been catching up and running around town.
My dad is a runner, has been for over 25 years. He was injured in Vietnam and was told that he might not walk again without assistance. So what did he do? Took up running! He comes to Dallas every other year to run the White Rock Marathon (now he runs the half) and I cheer him on from the sidelines. It's normally around my birthday (a week earlier this year) so we get to spend time together and he gets to do something he loves to do.
He will be 62 in a couple of weeks, can you believe?
I get so inspired when I see the marathon runners crossing the finish line, there are people of all ages, runners missing limbs and in wheelchairs, runners of all shapes and sizes, it's truly amazing to see them dedicate themselves to running the half (13 miles) or whole (26.2 miles) marathon. My dad tentatively suggested that I train to run the half marathon next year for my 40th (gasp!) birthday. I'm considering it, he is drawing me up a training program....
I want to start right away so that way I can build on the momentum of seeing those runners and my dad cross the finish line. Does anyone have any running tips or strategies? Is it a different training strategy for women than for men?
Outfit posts back next week, my sweater and tank above are from Zara, hair is a twistout with a flat twist in the front.