Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Off and Running

Saturday marked the beginning of spring and the outdoor running season. The sun was bright, the sky was blue, the air crisp, and the runners anxious to get off the treadmill and feel the rush of passing trees, friends, and mile markers.

With Idaho quickly joining the ranks of bellweather racing friendly states like California, Florida, and Utah, it was no surprise to see participation in the event at an all time high. Participants included some of the area's fastest runners as well as those who took great joy in crossing the finish line in their first race. More than 30 individuals felt the excitement of running under the finish line arch and into the crowd of cheering and applauding family and friends.

"I'm hooked!" commented Julia Olsen, a 28 year old mother of two from American Falls. "I was never an athlete in high school so running in a race made me real nervous. But when the volunteers reminded me that this run was to help me reach my goal of staying healthy and fit I relaxed and had a great time. It was exciting to cross the finish line."

Often people think that a personal best performance demands fast times and furious efforts. However, at the heart of Personal Best Performance we know that choosing a goal, overcoming challenges, and reaching a new level of personal success is really what's all about.

Way to go everyone!!!