And that's where I came in. As soon as I realized she had hit a road block, I convinced her to meet at my favorite running spot for a five mile run to a lake and back along scenic trails. She wasn't sure she could make the leap to five miles, but I assured her that based on her cumulative weekly mileage she could (the rule of thumb is that you can safely increase your longest run by 10% of your total weekly mileage). Bless her heart, she agreed, and we met this morning under misty skies for our first run together.
|And off she goes!|
What makes this story a little unique is that my girlfriend is 60, reminding me once again that it's never, ever to late to try something new. Sometimes trying new things will work out, sometimes they won't, but it really doesn't matter because its the journeying that matters, not the final destination.