February 6, 2012 – As a mother of a son, and a teacher in a boys school, I know first hand that physical activity helps boys with focus issues. So, in an effort to squeeze a little workout into my long day teaching and tutoring, I ask my after school students if they are interested in running 10 minutes each hour after school (we are there from 3:00-6:00). A rousing YES and we are off and running! It is clear from day one, that I am in over my head and so out of shape after surgery and chemotherapy, but that doesn’t stop me! I set my personal goal to run a 5k in May, 2012. I begin slow, 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there.
March 12, 1 mile in under 15 minutes!
March 18, 1 mile in 12:40!!!
March 25 – 3 miles in under 40 mintues, 39:54! Can I run a 5k sooner than May? With my new found confidence I register for a 5k on April 15 and set a personal goal to finish in under 40 minutes.