An avid runner for years, at age 55 she decided to try race-walking
The attitude is different in most other countries and hopefully one day more Scots will take an interest in race-walking.
But have to admit I was a bit of a plodder in most track events until I came across race-walking.
I can't remember what I did wrong but the race-walking rules must be adhered to right down to the tiniest detail.
Despite being disqualified I was bitten by the race-walking bug and from then on I dreamed of competing at international level.
Though it seems a lot to do for a woman who is the sole representative for the District of Columbia in the 435-member House, Norton says race-walking keeps her energized enough to handle her schedule.
Race-walking is a civil way to get your exercise in.
See if you can run faster than Eric's 1500 meter race-walking
time of 7 minutes and 48 seconds.
Glen Blythman recorded the first individual victory of his career when winning the inaugural North-east Counties 5k race-walking