Uhhhh…yes, you read that correctly. Little ‘ole me, from a little spot on a country, dirt road, featured in a national magazine. Can you say cra cra!?
Several months ago, a freelance writer from Better Homes and Gardens magazine emailed and asked if she could write a success story feature about me running my first 5k after 40? Being the skeptic I am, I had to do some internet searching to make sure this was legit. Wouldn’t you?! ‘Cause here’s a reminder…it’s just me and my husband who run together a few times a week on a country dirt road..simply to get some exercise and spend time together. I’ve never even considered myself a “real runner”. I don’t run fast, I don’t run very far and I don’t have a wall decorated with hundreds of running bibs and medals. Again, this is just me we’re talking about here.
So after realizing this was the real deal, I obviously obliged her request and we set up a phone appointment for an interview. Have I mentioned how crazy this is!? During the interview I felt like I rambled on and on, making no sense whatsoever, to which she reassured me she wanted to know as much information as she could learn so she could write a complete story. And after 45 minutes she probably found out more than she want evvvver wanted to know about me!
So, if you have a extra minute or make a trip to the bookstore, and if you wander on back to the publications section, you may find an article about a 40 something year old woman who runs. Yes runs. Even if it’s slow, even if it’s not very far and even if it’s just on a dusty old dirt road.