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Fit Folks: Mary Cochran Schlottmann

Pam LeBlanc
Mary Cochran Schlottmann, center, ran a half marathon with her two daughters in October.

Mary Cochran Schlottmann, 80

To celebrate my 80th birthday, my daughters, Julie Parker and Paula Flowerday, and I walked a half marathon in Albuquerque. Julie, a marathoner and Ironman triathlon finisher, acted as our trainer throughout the summer, and although it was my first half-marathon, I was ready for the October race. I have exercised all my adult life, beginning with trying to get my figure back after the birth of my first child. Usually the choice has been walking, but when possible I have joined a gym. And since we had so much fun, we registered for the Austin Marathon. My birthday gift was a 13.1 sticker to go on my car!

We’re looking for Central Texans who keep fit with interesting activities. Tell us — in 100 words or fewer — about yours. If you have a photograph, include that as well. Send your name, age and contact information to Pam LeBlanc, Austin American-Statesman, 305 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX 78704 or e-mail it to