Hi! It’s Patty again! One of Dustin’s bloggers.
I forgot to blog about the Fargo Marathon in May! I’m not a runner. If you’ve followed any of my blogs, you’ll know that I used to lift weights, then got the crazy idea to train for a half marathon, because the Fargo Marathon has become so big! The first year I was involved, it was with my son, we did the 5K, just because it looked like fun. That wasnt enough, so the next year I trained for 18 weeks for the half marathon. It was aweful. My feet hurt. My shins hurt. And the worst thing of all – I gained weight!
Kim and I were talking at the marathon and think maybe it had partly to do with we thought we were running so much, we needed lots of carbs and more food. The other part was I stopped lifting weights. So now the past 2 years I have been involved in the Fargo Marathon and have done the Go Far Challenge, doing the 5K on Friday night and the 10K on Saturday. I dont run, I dont train. I do intervals, 2:2 jog/walk, and believe me, my jog is more of a little giddyup in my walk.
Anyway….some of my favorite gals that workout with me in the mornings were in the Fargo Marathon. Jennifer ran the entire half marathon (WOOHOO!), Angela and I both did the 5 and 10K, Angela’s mom did the 5K (so proud of her!), Angela’s sister and niece, her aunt and uncle (who are RUNNERS), my friend Lisa B did the 10K – we couldnt find each other at the Dome – I’m so bummed I didnt get to walk/jog with her! Kim and I did the 10K together, until the end when I knew Kim wanted to keep running, and my feet just dont handle the pavement and I told her “run like the wind Kim” and she finished the last 1-1/2 miles ahead of me. We had fun. The people are awesome. The atmosphere is unbelievable. I still dont think running is a long term way to be fit, but I do believe that for some people it’s a great stress reliever. It’s just not for me. I’ve been fighting a foot pain for some time now and I’ll stick to my weights!