My name is Jim Booth, and I have been running for 35 years. I have done over a hundred marathons in that time. This blog is for us "older" runners. If you are an older runner with questions let me know and hopefully I either have an answer or can find one. I understand how it feels to be slower then you were and to have aches and pains where there weren't any. Looking forward to blogging about training, nutrition, great areas to run, or last weekend's race.
June 1, 2009: 30k and 1/2 marathon all in one weekend
No I am not insane and ran both a 30k and a half last weekend. My oldest daughter, Heather and I ran the 30k and my younger Daughter, Kelly, ran the Minneapolis 1/2 marathon. I spectated.
The 30K was in White Bear Lake, the course was not all that senic, but the volunteers were fantastic. Some interesting things happened to me on the run, With in the first mile a man landed wrong on his foot and fell under me. I had to jump over him to avoid him. I stopped and made sure he was ok. He was more embarrassed then anything. Later, I was running by a truck that had some barking dogs in it, one bounced off the window and shattered it all over me. After that I took a wrong turn and ran about six blocks more then I had too. But all in all Heather and I made our time. We felt relieved that the long runs are done.
Kelly, ran the first Minneapolis half marathon. Heather and I planted ourself a the 7 mile mark (It was also the 11 mile mark on the way back). The hill that was there had to be almost the entire mile. There was a TON of runners. It was amazing, for the first annual that they had thousands of runners. Kelly ran well, thought the course was senic but very difficult.
Running with my daughters is always a treat but what is more fun is what we do when we aren't running. I was invited to the brewfest saturday evening, downtown Minneapolis, then to a brunch on Sunday after the 1/2 and ended the day with 9 holes of golf. No I am not good but we have fun.
If you have little ones, enjoy them, but to me the older they get the closer we get. I had the best week end since last month when we got together. I know this isn't exactly a true running blog but I thought I would share.
See? I told you that you have to watch out for them dogs...
I'm glad you were able to share that story, and it's great when you can share your love of running with your family. I also agree that you get closer to your family when you get older. I'm very close to my parents, and I do a lot of things socially with them, my sister, and my brother and his family.
Please continue to share your stories, and good luck at Grandma's.
Get in touch with me please. I have a question for you