Oklahoma Running Mom

Running in Oklahoma adds new meaning to the phrase "Hot Mama."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I know I've already said it but I'm SO proud of my mom for running the Route 66 5K. She did an awesome job and I think I've converted her into the craziness of the racing world. HOORAY! Read her comments below. "After a great deal of encouragement from my daughter and with much trepidation, I joined Fleet Feet's Couch to 5K program. I used to be very active in various sports, but I had gotten busy for the past many years and had gotten way out of shape. I never liked to exercise, so when I stopped playing sports I just sort of ended up on the couch. If anyone had told me six months ago that I would be out walking 1 1/2 to 2 miles three days a week in the heat of the day in July, I would have told them they were nuts! However, the coaches at Fleet Feet and the other people in my group really made it enjoyable. I never felt pushed beyond my capacity, but I did feel encouraged to push myself to do my best. The best part of the program was finishing the Route 66 5K last Saturday. My daughter has been running for several years, and I have been to a few of her races and been part of the crowd. It was great to be part of the race. My time was pretty slow, but I felt a great sense of accomplishment and, most surprising to me, a desire to do more races! I am excited to begin the next session at Fleet Feet and continue to improve my fitness."


Real Life Roberts said...

WOW~I am super proud of you Steph!!! Great job Em! You guys are 1 of a kind pair! Love ya!

Joan said...

"What a great thing for you and your mom to do together...way to go Stephanie!!"

Christie said...

Way to go Stephanie! That's awesome! And, of course we love your awesome daughter who helped inspire you.

Angela said...

Congratulations on finishing a 5k, Stephanie! You go! And in the
summer heat! That's really great!

Anonymous said...

If you can do it so should I!