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Kids Motivate Mom to Take on Bellin Run

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Kids Motivate Mom to Take on Bellin Run

By Mike Conroy. CREATED Jun 4, 2012

Most people have a motive for starting a training program, like weight loss or medical issues. But for Pulaski Mom Lynda Dimity, it's all about her kids. " The boys came home from school one day and asked me to participate in the kids for running program, so I signed them up and they went through all the training process;" Lynda remembered. "I saw all these different people running. They were short, tall, fat, skinny. There were people in wheelchairs and here I was on the side. That afternoon when we got home I told them that I was going to run that race with them next year and they laughed at me. That hurt as their mother, but it also made me determined."

Lynda signed up for a weight loss program and began training for the Bellin Run. "I started running and I ran the Bellin with them the next year. It was a great exhilarating experience to be able to run a 10K." Lynda is still amazed at the feeling she gets after completing each race. "Every race that I can say I did it, I did it. And I never did it before. I can do this now and I will do it again and again and again as long as I can run. " This will be Lynda's 5th Bellin Run.

You can watch Lynda and other runners in the 2012 Bellin Run. Live coverage begins at 7:00am on MyNEW32, Saturday, June 9th.