I am a 61-year-old Micmac and French child of the woods. I love to run! I also love animals and working outdoors. I am blessed with four equines.
I've enjoyed running throughout my life, but only began running in 5ks a few years ago. I was on lay-up this past year, healing a hamstring injury with the help of Jeffrey, our great physical therapist. I'm glad I "behaved", although not running for that time was frustrating. Now I'm working back into it and preparing for my first 4.5 mile run this coming Saturday.
For me, running is about having fun out in the fresh air, good exercise and maintaining good health -- a way of celebrating. I am a nurse and am frequently reminded to be thankful that I can run, and this is humbling. Three of my half-siblings have suffered from treatment-refractory adult onset diabetes, with disasterous consequences. I am determined to avoid that fate. My goal is to preserve my health and remain as lively as possible throughout my years.