I’m Bette L. Hall, a Research Assistant at OSU and runner.
At Oklahoma State University (OSU), I work for the Center for Health Sciences in the Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine. I collect data for a research project that is a double-blind study that will eventually be written up in the New England Journal of Medicine. The purpose of the study is to see if pilots who sleep under oxygen deprivation situations are affected in their thought process, mental acuity, and alertness.
I love living an active lifestyle and I’m a very competitive person. This blog (as you have guessed) is all about running.
I began running competitively in 1987 when I ran the Indian Pow Wow 5K run at Mohawk Park and won third place. Since that time I have placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in my age group in many races including track and the 5K as well as 8k, 10k, and 15k. I have also run three half-marathons.
This year (2007) I’ll run the 100 and 400 Meter Track at Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky June 30-July 4, 2007. I’ll also be competing in the long jump and high jump at the National Senior Olympics.
If anyone sees me on the course of any race whether it be a 5k, 10k, 20k, marathon, or ultra, be sure to say hello and let me know you read my “Running Journal.”
“It is my goal to express my determination, perseverance, and competitiveness by always trying to do my best. I don’t want to just ‘finish the race,’ I want to reach higher and higher and faster and faster everytime my feet hit the pavement.”