So today I had someone new run with me....my friend and coworker Cam. I'm very proud of him because last week he quit smoking - YAY!!! This is part of his "getting healthy before I'm 30 plan", which also involved the decision to give running a go.....kind of. I'm not sure if he's ever going to go again, but at least he tried it.
I had mentioned I was going running today so Cam thought it would be fun to join me. I kind of forgot to mention I was going out for 1.5 hours. Whoops! All was good though as I figured he could run for as long as he was comfortable, then I'd keep going on my run. We did 10 and 1's to get him started. I have to say, Cam did amazing and made it to the 45 minute mark. Totally awesome! Hopefully I was able to show him how enjoyable running can be and maybe he'll keep it up. Perhaps we have a budding runner or maybe even triathlete in our midsts.....
I love triathlon as it's given me so much, so it stands to reason that I talk enthusiastically about the sport. I hope that my enthusiasm will rub off on others and maybe they'll give it a 'tri' too! Taking up running is just the first step - muahahahaaaaa.
Tomorrow is a rest day and I will be heading up to Sylvan. It should be a great weekend and I'm looking forward to it. My plan is to race at my Ironman pace and practice my nutrition plan. Fingers crossed, everything will work out!!