I started running a few years ago, mainly because I wanted to avoid the expanding waist line that was creeping up on me. After a year or so of running on the treadmill, I decided to run along San Francisco’s famous scenic waterfront. I discovered that in the fresh air, I could run faster and further. I also discovered that by running, I could bring my mind and body into sync.
A few months later, I saw the flier for the National AIDS Marathon Training Program. They trained me to run the S.F. Marathon in exchange for me doing a bit of fundraising for the AIDS Foundation. It was the obvious next step.
Deciding, at age 40, to train for and run your first marathon is no small thing. What I didn’t expect was that I’d also find myself along the way.