I’m Paula. I’m a 40+-year-old working wife and mother. And I run. Well, kinda run, kinda walk. I’m in my second year of running, and I’m slow. Very slow. This year I hope to improve my pace, but for now, just know that I’m slow. I started this blog because I want older runners who are just beginning to know they are not alone. And I’m not ashamed to say that I’m slow, or that yes, I have come in last place in a race before. It’s okay to be last because, in reality, I’m doing something that probably 20 million people aren’t doing… I’m getting off the couch and moving. Running a race keeps me motivated. One has to do the work in order to cross the finish line, so the racing also keeps me honest. And I won’t enter a race that doesn’t have great bling. After all, at the end of day, it’s all about the bling.
So please join me and my family in my journey while I laugh, scream, cry, hurt, rejoice, all while trying to live life, lose weight, train, and work on trying to improve that oh-so-slow race pace. Regardless of what happens, guaranteed I’ll have lots of fun life adventures, training mishaps and successes, great bling, and race stories to share along the way.
Don’t worry about being slow, only worry about standing still. — Chinese Proverb