September 11, 2020

My Experience Running Marathons in My 40s


As a kid, I never ran unless I was forced to.  Later in life, I discovered that I had exercise induced asthma, and that’s probably why.  But, despite my asthma and at the age of 40, I decided to run 42 kilometers for the 40 years I had been on this earth.  It’s a challenge I will never forget.

In this post, I’m going to share some of the experiences I had during and around the marathons I’ve run, including: Detroit Marathon, Chicago Marathon, New York More Marathon, Montreal Marathon, Austin Marathon, San Francisco Marathon, and Tucson Marathon.

Detroit Marathon, October 5, 2003

The night before the marathon, Rory (my husband) and I walked the streets of Detroit and happened to come across a barber shop.  Since Rory needed a haircut, we decided to go in and walked into what would be a great movie scene…