Running update - and now there are two of us
Sunday, May 27, 2012
A few weeks ago, I wrote about signing up for the Pittsburgh Rock n Roll Half Marathon in 2013.
Since then, I've completed 3 weeks of Jeff Galloway's conditioning program. I'm feeling good. It has been remarkably easy, and the main thing I have to do is not get ahead of myself and avoid injury. My physical therapist has been extremely supportive. In fact, she suggested that I invite my daughter to train and run with me as well.
I wasn't sure how the suggestion would be received given that my daughter has not been a runner. She was very athletic growing up, playing soccer and softball, but she hasn't been active in either for the last year or so, and I think she enjoys the structure of a team. Also, she's about to go off to college, and it's hard to know what she'll be interested in in a year's time.
All that notwithstanding, my daughter seemed very interested, and she asked me to sign her up and give her some training advice. I just signed her up, and the training advice I gave her is the same advice I gave myself: read Jeff Galloway, and follow a regular training program. Maybe this will motivate her to find a group at college to run with.
So now there are two of us. I hope that having a fitness goal to work toward as she sets off for college will help set her up for a healthy lifestyle in college and beyond, and help her avoid the "freshman 15" as well.