I’ve been enjoying all the running over the past couple of years more than ever. I’m not sure what brought the whole thing to such a high, but I’m really enjoying the ride! Lifting and running have always been a favorite for me. I’ve described in past blogs how I came to be a runner. It’s no secret to those who know me that I would rather run than lift any day of the week! I have, however realized that the two really do go hand in hand. In order for me to maintain my happy running and stay injury free, I need to keep my strength up. All runners need a good strong core in order to keep going during the long grueling runs. The beating that the body takes during a half marathon or a full marathon can be intense! I’ve also learned that the body is an amazing machine and will respond when you ask it to. Feed it properly, keep it moving and take the best care you can. The reward, many happy years of activity!
Now back to the build up. I pushed myself towards the end of 2014 to see if I could hold up by doing 5 half marathons over 8 weeks. Not only was I able to complete the task, I felt wonderful! I knew I wanted to challenge my body again for the upcoming year and was thinking; I’ve been running for 30 years, why not run 30 races!? To add to that, I decided to take the focus off of me and put it on something even more important. People in need. I contacted Mobile Meals of Toledo and asked if they would be interested in helping set something up to help raise money for them. After a couple emails and a sit down, the runzombierun.net website came to life! This blog (30races.com) was started with the help of my wonderful cousin Marilyn Matevia. In short order, things seemed to be falling into place. I couldn’t be more proud. Along with that, a small amount of stress. The stress is placed upon myself to succeed! Not just to run the races but to make a serious difference for the charity that I’ve chosen to help. Mobile Meals of Toledo is a great outfit that really takes a tiny budget to do great things!
So…It’s Game Time! 2015 is coming up quick! My body is ready to go! I’ve cut down on my eating, picked up on my gym workouts, kept my running at a steady pace, I think I’m good to go! I plan on being a very lean and well oiled machine by the end of the adventure. I have great hopes and dreams of doing a good thing in my life. Making a difference! So stay with me people! Enjoy this adventure with me…because 2015 Is Game Time!