[A] is for Athletes

A   I wanted to be many things when I was younger; being an accomplished sportsperson was never one of them. I’m now approaching 35 so I guess I’ll never become one. I’ll never be the fastest or strongest runner.  On the other hand, it is never too late to embrace your inner athlete. I found mine during my late twenties (and I mean ‘two months before turning 29’ late twenties) and ran my first 5k race when I was 29.

Since then I ran several 5k and 10k races, seven half-marathons, two marathons and completed two 100k endurance walks. And I am not finished. I am planning to run three marathons this year and hope to turn 2016 into celebration of half-marathons by running a race each month, and eventually complete a marathon on each continent. That’s my ‘things to do before you turn 40’ plan.

Not everyone can win the Olympic medal but everyone can be an athlete.

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  1. Toni Reyes
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 20:33:16

    Good for you! I found my inner athlete way into my 30s. I’m still carving it out of me. Loved your last line. Keep it up. #atozchallenge

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  2. mariacatalinaegan
    Apr 01, 2015 @ 22:57:38

    Love it, inspired trying to tap into the sporty me!
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  3. Alex Hurst
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 04:03:12

    I’m looking forward to being in Vancouver, where i can take part in shorter races… it’s hard to skill-up slowly when the only local race is a full marathon! Haha. My sister and her bf both took up running too, late in their lives, and her bf wins all of his races (he’s almost 40). You could do it, I’m sure! 🙂

    Alex Hurst, A Fantasy Author in Kyoto
    Out of Print, Fiction authors and their shorts

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  4. Carrie Butler
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 05:37:29

    Well said! My favorite athletic activity is archery. 🙂

    Carrie Butler, A-Z Minion

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  5. Susan Gourley
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 17:19:00

    So true. Good for you for finding your niche.

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