There's still plenty of time to train

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By Mark Brockman

May 31 is Race Day!

The Oldham County Grand Slam starts this year on May 31. So, you’ve got two months to get ready. You can do it!

On May 31, you’ll step up to the starting line for the Roman Road 5K/1 mile at Crestwood Baptist Church.

On July 18 it’s the YMCA Oldham County Festival 5K/1 mile in La Grange.

Race three is the Fastline Funraising 5K-1 mile on Aug. 9 in Buckner and finally, the Apple Patch Scenic Road 5K/1 mile in Brownsboro on Sept. 13.

You can run or walk in each event. For more information about the Grand Slam go to  www.OCGrandSlam.com. 

Here’s a huge thank you to the local businesses supporting this series of events that promote family fun and fitness in our community. They are Baptist Hospital Northeast, Fastline Publications, The Bank Oldham County, The Oldham Era, Oldham County On-Line, Champion Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC and Pearce Brothers Concrete Companies. Without these community minded sponsors we wouldn’t be able to host these events.

Each event supports a very worthy cause, so sign up now and get started training. 

You’ll find a training chart alongside this article that will get you from the couch to the starting line in eight weeks. You know you want to do it. You’ve been thinking about improving your health and fitness for a long time haven’t you? Why not start today?

The result will be a healthier you. Sign up and follow the training chart to be ready on May 31. After two weeks of sticking to it, reward yourself with a new pair of running shoes. Get some really snazzy ones so you can show off at the race. 

I’ll be there to cheer you on and congratulate you at the finish line. There’s no feeling like accomplishing a goal that makes you healthier. You will love it and your family and friends will be proud of the new you. You can e-mail me at mark@crestwoodbaptist.org for more training tips and encouragement anytime.

I’ll see you at the starting line in a few weeks. You can do it!

The views expressed in this column may not necessarily represent the views of The Oldham Era.