We first connected with Karin Wilson-Edmonds earlier this year when we learned that she wanted to participate in Reggae Marathon. Hey…who wouldn’t want to be in Negril in early December! She readily offered up that she’s not a life-long runner but that she was up for the challenge of training for the Reggae Marathon 10K. I can still remember my first 10K and know that it is a big challenge. Good on you Karin for taking up the challenge.
Since our first meeting, Karin has been training hard (Catching up with Karin Wilson-Edmonds) Well there was a little vacation time during
the early summer when she didn’t run as consistently (and maybe enjoyed food and beverage a ‘little bit’) but with September upon us she’s back to focused training. We caught up with Karin recently to get an update on her progress:
Reggae Marathon (RM): What are you doing to prepare for the 10k?
Karin Wilson-Edmonds (KM-D): Did one month of strength training to strengthen my core and legs especially, still walking/running at dam 2 – 3 times per week, though some weeks less.
RM: What have been your challenges? How have you overcome them? (if you have)
KM-D: Had an Achilles tendon injury which seems to be healing…Main challenge is being disciplined about my workouts
RM: What are your concerns about participating?
KW-E: No concerns really, just want to be able to finish in a decent time, going to walk some and run some…don’t want to push myself too much and get injured again…
RM: Anyone running with you?
KW-E: Still working on the husband…he seems to be getting there..
RM: Any learning so far?
KW-E: Slow and steady wins the race???
And I would add, perseverance, determination, drive and ambition. Karin, I’m looking forward to lining up with you early Saturday morning on December 1 in Negril when Frano sends us off for Reggae Marathon 2012. Keep on training.
Until next time…