Age is relentless, and will eventually win.
My plan is to put as much distance between me and him as I can each day. That means taking care of myself and living well. I will use every ounce of energy I have down the home stretch to keep it at bay. And I will have a lot stored up when the time comes.
One day age will win. But today is *NOT* that day!
So today marked my first track meet in nearly 30 years. The last time I competed as a varsity athlete ended in 1988 with me doubled up over a garbage can, distraught at missing my state qualifying time in the 800m by less than a second, only learning later that I had set my school’s record in the process.
I was a little apprehensive as I entered the athletic complex. Funny – I still feel like I can compete, but I know I’m not nearly in the shape I was all those years ago. Sure, I still run, but all the ten-milers, half marathons and marathons in the world can’t train you for this.
After all, how often do you get to see your daughter compete in her high first high school track meet? Continue reading “Returning to track meets after 30 years”
OK – it’s a little late in the day, but better late than never.
Nothing focuses your training plan like sunk cost!