I forgot to tell you all what I’m trading the YMCA for use of their Alter G. Their Health and Wellness Director hasn’t worked out the details yet, but I’ll be doing something to support their training program for the San Antonio Rock n’ Roll half marathon in November. (I told them my soul and my first born were off the table.) Neat, eh? The program starts July 9th and they’re using Jeff Galloway’s RUN-WALK-RUN training program. I only have a cursory understanding of the program right now. (You run and walk — and run again.) So I ordered one of Galloway’s many books on inter-library loan yesterday. It seems like the basic premise of his plan is that alternating walking and running prevents injuries. And some runner ran a 2:30ish marathon using the program. Interesting. Galloway himself is coming to the Tripoint Family YMCA on June 24th to talk. I’ve never met an Olympic athlete before, so I will be there. (I think I was at the 1972 Olympics in Munich as a wee tiny baby, but I don’t believe I was passed around to any athletes. Did we see Galloway run Mom and Dad?) Perhaps he’ll sign my boot. (I walk all the time while I’m training thank you very much.)
Here’s what Eliot is up to these days.