The blog that started the “slow happy” way of living is Slow Happy Runner. That blog was and is a place for LKS to blog about grieving, running, and going on with her life after losing her husband to cancer.
LKS started running on a treadmill in 2008 as she was finishing her PhD in Human and Organizational Systems. She was ten pounds overweight and had “touchy” feet that made walking uncomfortable, but she was determined to start. When her husband became ill, she ran to release stress, find “me” time, and gain the courage to keep going on with her life.
Four years later she has completed
six eight nine ten half marathons and one full marathon. She has competed in three four states and two countries. She has slowly and steadily improved, but still thinks of herself as a Slow Happy Runner and expects that she always will. Taking her inspiration from John “the Penguin” Bingham, she is convinced that the real victory is simply finding the courage to start.
Here are links to LKS’s prior blog posts about some of the races she has run so far:
Palm Springs half marathon, Palm Springs, CA: February 12, 2012
North Olympic Discovery half marathon, Port Angeles, WA: June 3, 2012
Victoria Goodlife Fitness half marathon, Victoria, BC: October 7, 2012.
Whidbey Island half marathon, Oak Harbor, WA: April 14, 2013.
North Olympic Discovery half marathon, Port Angeles, WA: June 2, 2013
Victoria Goodlife Fitness Marathon, Victoria, BC: October 13, 2013.
We’ll use this page to continue to post links to LKS’s running-related blog posts and other running-oriented sites.