The Starting Line
Kristy Powell was running for two this winter and spring.
Powell, a committed and experienced runner, was able to run through nearly her entire pregnancy and even help other runners train for a half-marathon.
In fact, it was during a run that she had her first inkling that she might be pregnant.
So many good local races to choose from this weekend — Kirby Derby, Twin City Twosome, Whitmore Park and the Morgan Buerkett Memorial 5K. I’ll be at Kirby Derby — say hi if you see me.
Here’s the list:
Weekend of May 12-13:
— Morgan Buerkett Memorial 5K
Students at The High School of St. Thomas More have organized a 5K race to remember Morgan Buerkett and to raise money for a scholarship in her name.
The Morgan Buerkett Memorial 5K is at 9 a.m. Saturday at the high school. The school’s National Honor Society organized the race.
My husband – who has never been a runner – ran the 5K at the Illinois Marathon this past Friday night.
He began training in January, following a beginning running program he downloaded to his iPhone. He trained by himself, running two to three times a week throughout the late winter and spring.
I’ll be back at the River to River Relay in southern Illinois this weekend. It’s one of my favorite races ever. If you are running it, have fun on those hills!
If you’re sticking around central Illinois, here are some races to consider:
Weekend of April 21-22:
— Miles for Miracles 5K
Long-distance running is not Ashley Buerkett’s sport of choice.
Although she’s run in the relay at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon each of the last two years, she really prefers a sport with a ball.
But she’s been training to run the half marathon at this year’s Illinois Marathon.
Run with Abe this weekend in Springfield, or compete in Champaign’s version of the Amazing Race next weekend. Here’s The Fit List:
Weekend of April 7-8:
— Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon
This race on Saturday in Springfield runs past Lincoln’s home, his law office, the Old State Capitol, and his tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery.