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    Oh Yeah, You Just Watch Me Have fun


    There are some words when you hear they make you cringe.  Other words make you dig in your heels and say, “Oh yeah, you just watch me!”

    The Gazelle asked me how I did at the Ancaster Old Mill race on Tuesday.  I was  torn about how to answer.  I didn’t run a PB.  The hill made sure about that.  On the other hand, I  witnessed a fresh group of runners become seasoned pro’s.

    The pre-race pep talk.  It included a promise for a joke
    The pre-race pep talk. It included a promise for a joke

    My dad’s advice,  go out and have a good run was still in my head.  And I did.  Wasn’t my best, but I had a good time.  And the ice cream was incredible!

    Then came the words that made me cringe.  “I told you you should have trained on hills.”

    Then  “You better start training on hills now, cuz we are going to be doing Benchbury in the summer.”

     After running tonight, I stuck around the Den talking to the other runners.  We talked about how they felt they did on Tuesday.  They all had smiles on their faces,  they have been bitten by the running bug for good.

    Twos of the newest group of runners
    Twos of the newest group of runners

     I was talking to Jim and Dave.  Dave is back after having surgery, it was nice seeing him again.

    I told Jim what the Gazelle said about training more on hills.   Jim said those dreaded words, “The Gazelle is right you know.  You should have trained more on the hills.”

    He told me how he had really trained one year doing all kinds of hill work.  When he did the Old Mill, he knocked a good three to four minutes off his time from the year before.

     Oh yeah, you just watch me! I will run another race and I will have fun.

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    A runner for almost two years, Terry recently had the mildly traumatic experience of trying to find a flattering pair of running pants (“Isn’t running about pushing personal boundaries and just getting out there and moving? Except when you don’t look in the least bit like Paula Radcliffe.”). But although she may have been a bit embarrassed by “helpful handsome guy” at the store, she keeps a great perspective through her running experiences. Pushing through a number of injuries early in her running career, she got right back to training for her next race. “The feeling of elation when I crossed the finish line is unimaginable,” says Terry. Sounds like she’s hooked for good!