Run a minimum of 20 miles per week: Nope, not this week. did 16.85 which is pretty darn good for someone recovering from pneumonia
Water: 64 oz. a day: Yes. Easy but I still think it's because I'm so dried out from all the meds I'm on.
Now for this weeks fact about Helen. I did not start running until I was 42 years old. I started by 'accident' when my doctor suggested I insert some running intervals into my regular walks. He suggested this because I was trying desperately to stay off blood pressure meds. He suggested that I go to a track and walk a lap then run a lap. Easy enough, right? NOPE. That first running lap was about 1/3 of the of the lap running and the rest walking and trying to catch my breath. Because I have what Mr. Helen calls a pit bull streak (when I get ahold of something I won't. let. go.), there was no way in heck I was going to let that lap defeat me! I kept at it until I could run that whole lap. When I worked my way up to running 12 laps I decided to enter my first road race. Back then I had no clue that good running shoes and wicking clothing was important. In fact, I ran my first race with both of my legs bound up from ankle to knee because I had such bad shin splints. But, when I crossed that finish line, running had me hook, line and sinker. In the end, I still had to start taking those BP meds - the doc said you can't fight genetics sometimes - but I have never looked back and today I proudly call myself a runner.
Speaking of running first races, if you have a minute pop over to Shelley's blog and wish her good luck - she's running her very first 5K tonight!