Summer 2006 Profile
Xenia calls herself, somewhat disparagingly, an "aging sedentary physician." As a teenager, she always wondered whether she might have a natural aptitude to run track, but she never tested it out. Now about to turn 40, Xenia feels that there is no time like the present to push herself toward a lifetime goal—completing a marathon. Running the Boston Marathon, one of the toughest courses in the world, would make hitting the goal even sweeter.
Xenia's Race Results & Update
Are you still running, four months later?
What else has stayed with you?
Also, I have an ongoing quest for better time management. I realized from the training that I was not using my time wisely, and what I thought was a lack of time was nothing but a lack of planning. So not only do I look to plan my workout schedule, but I plan my meals, my social time, and my rest time.
What it all meant
I am thrilled at how many people I know have started to add exercise to their lifestyle since I finished the marathon. Close friends, patients, and family all tell me that they are now engaging in some form of physical fitness. It is really exciting. I think that witnessing someone else face a challenge, and overcome it, gave many others the courage to shake off the pretense of exercise only being for the young or the thin. They can see it as a sign of strength for anyone who takes it on. I think that the industry of fitness has lost the focus of health, and it keeps many people from taking part because they aren't a certain body type, class status, or race. I have seen how my getting out to run has encouraged others to brave the myths of fitness and work to become healthy.
are some who like to run. They run for fun in the hot, hot sun. Oh me! Oh my!
Oh me! Oh my! What a lot of funny things go by."
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