Re: university coach

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r-at-work
Member

Anne-

too bad the univesity coach was gone when you got to the meeting, seems like that might be a good option if he’s talked to you about YOUR running before… from what you said about the ‘fast guys’ and those at the meetings I think I might have a good idea how you feel… for guys a group setting where they “push one another along”(not picking on you Zeke) can be a great thing… for me it would have been horrible… 😯

I know part of my thinking stems from being in HS when girls (at least at my HS) could be cheerleaders or pompom girls… not me I rode horses, I was the only girl in the chess club too… different times…now in my 50s I’m faster than I ever was in HS… scary thought (not that I’m remotely fast now)… not that I would ever have run in HS, except once a year for the fitness test which I always flunked…

so my attitude had to change/develop almost as much as my physical abilities… helped along by a wonderful husband, good coaches and the admiration of my kids, especially my older son who runs for his HS… he’s faster (duh!) but admires the fact I can knock out 18 miles, do the laundry, shop & cook on a Saturday and still have enough energy to bug him & his brother to do their homework…

we may be not-so young, but I plan on running for the next 20 years or so and then ALWAYS winning my age group… in fact last night my kids and I talked about what I want to do “when I grow up”, I mean “when I retire”… I said train full time… even my husband thought it sounded like I will have fun…

so call the coach… I’m sure he has an answering machine in his office, even if he’s not there… start having fun NOW…

-Rita