Well, I had no idea what I was going to write about this week until I sat down and looked at the photos from Saturdayís Blue Line Beginners training session in Green. Itís so much fun training with people (even though I couldnít run Saturday because I had another photo assignment.) Itís inspiring to see everyone working hard and reaching their goals. I really have to thank Paula for doing this because I did a five-mile run this week, just in time for our dress rehearsal of the 8k this Saturday in Akron.

I also have a new goal beyond the Akron Marathon Race Series. I want to run the the Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon just so that I can get one of those awesome finisher shirts that Anne was wearing on Saturday. Because seriously, at one time pigs flying and me running five miles without stopping were in the same category. So have fun training this week everyone and see you on Saturday in Akron!

- Karen Schiely, Beacon Journal photographer



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