In late January, Kappy’s journey began at Hilton Head Health and from then on she unlocked something inside of her that can never be taken away. If you asked her in January, what she enjoyed most about exercise, Kappy wouldn’t have been able to give you a straight answer. During Kappy’s final days she attended a personal training session with Fitness Specialist Amber Shadwick; where she learned about Pose Running Technique, a safe and efficient way to run. She wondered could I really start running at 66 years old?
The answer was YES of course. Beginning the H3 @ Home Program she began to incorporate run/walks into her morning routine and weekly goals. Kappy discovered she didn’t enjoy the gym … she had to be outside. Able to feel the endorphins and remain as free as possible invigorates Kappy and it’s not a sporadic thing its every morning now. She slowly built up from 2 days a week to 4 days a week and from there 1 block a day to 5 miles a day. She’s now regularly training, or in Kappy’s words enjoying her body’s posture and way of moving 5 days a week hitting a distance of at minimum 2 miles each morning. As a result of her new passion, Kappy told me she had to have a yard sale one weekend for all the clothes that no longer fit.
What’s more enticing is the difference the people closest to Kappy see inside her. Kappy’s whole perspective has changed and her positive, love for life attitude is affecting others. As one of Kappy’s bold three month goals she decided to pick a road race and finish it. On May 21st, 2011, Kappy participated in the 33rd Memorial Day Boulder Boulder 10K with her daughters and family members. One of the largest 10K races in the country boasting over 50,000 runners, Kappy end up finishing under 2 hours. The truth is she had already crossed that finish line before beginning her run.