For the past 19 years, I have run the minutes of my years on my birthday. For some, this is no bid deal, as some people run their years in miles. For others, the thought is crazy, especially in the middle of December.
At age 25 I felt let to start this tradition that I felt I could sustain for many years. The run for most years has been pretty easy. As I got closer to 40, I realized that I would need to start training for my birthday run and be more prepared as the years brought more minutes. For the past several years I have been trying to do the run with others, as my goals with endurance sports have been shifting to be more around community instead of just competition. This is not just because I am getting older, but because I have learned that doing activity with others is quite fulfilling.
This year, the tradition continues. Please join me for a 44 minute run at 7:00 AM on Monday, December 17th. We will be leaving from our Des Moines clinic at 516 3rd Street, Suite 100. To RSVP, email us or call 515-309-4706.
I challenge you to start your own health traditions. Don’t forget to invite others to join you on the journey!