On April 8, Jane Norwood will line up for her 40th Capitol 10,000.
That’s remarkable enough, since this year marks the 41st running of the race, long a harbinger of springtime in Austin. But consider this: Four years ago, doctors diagnosed Norwood, 72, with Parkinson’s disease.
In a way, the neurodegenerative disorder, which causes tremors, slowness of movement and gait and balance problems, has made Norwood more determined, providing an extra punch of motivation to keep her moving. She wants to join the rolling party through downtown Austin, a parade of people, some in costume, some nibbling doughnuts offered by onlookers, others racing like someone’s chasing them.
Read more about Norwood’s Cap10k streak and how she stays active now in Pam LeBlanc’s Fit City column on our premium website.(It’s not too late to register for the Cap10K either! Link in the story.)