The run/walking has been going really well, and today, I increased the run portions a little, which I'll write about tomorrow. I also had a physical therapy appointment today, and my left hip is getting stronger, but I still have a lot of work to do to get it symmetrical to my right side (to avoid a future stress fracture).
Anyway, here are a few stories for Motivational Monday. Enjoy!
Linda (one of my From Fat to Finish Line teammates) just completed her first half-marathon since 2013! She was unable to run for a long while due to an injury; and then her husband, Charlie, was accepted into the NYC Marathon (it's a lottery, and VERY difficult to get into). Linda wasn't accepted, but she decided to run for a charity, so she'll be running NYC in November! Running the half this weekend put her halfway there ;) (You can read Linda's story here, and read her blog here)
Hannah just completed her first half-marathon! She did The Biggest Loser Run/Walk in Rockford, Illinois, and finished under 4:00, which was a pleasant surprise to her. She said the last few miles were tough, but she is thrilled to have finished! She plans to do another next year, with a goal of doing more running and less walking.
Celeste submitted this last month, but I didn't get it for some reason, but better late than never... Celeste and her husband, Al, ran the Fargo Half-Marathon in North Dakota, and they each ended up with a new PR. Al finished in 1:53:12, knocking nearly 3 minutes off of his time; and Celeste finished in 2:18:14, bettering her previous time by over 7 minutes! She is also proud to announce that she is now an RRCA-certified running coach and NETA-certified group fitness instructor. She is certified in H.I.I.T. and Tabata, and will start classes this month. Lots to be proud of! (Celeste's blog)
You can read more stories here on the Motivational Monday Facebook post. Congratulations on your accomplishments, everyone!