Nora Benson

by Jenny on December 2nd, 2011

I made the decision last December to lose weight and get healthy. I’m 52 years old and have watched my parents get older and slower, I didn’t want that to happen to me! I started Weight Watcher’s, exercising and walking. I signed up for local 5K’s and the Derby Mini-Marathon last Spring in Louisville. I walked them and it felt great to be out there even if it was at a walking pace. In July I set a goal to run every step of a Fall half marathon. In October I completed my first half marathon and I did RUN every step. I crossed the finish line in 2:12:49. In November I completed my second half marathon and took 30 seconds off my previous time. I can now say that I am hooked on running. My next big run will be the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. I have lost 25 pounds, feel great and I have set a new goal…..Chicago Marathon 2012! Not bad for an old lady, LOL! ~December 2, 2011