I suppose I’ll start with this “about me” post, since I have talked more about running on this blog than most other topics over the past several months.
I started running in January 2011, because I was tired of being out of shape and overweight. I tried lots of things, from a regular (3/week) workout (designed for me by a friend who is a physical trainer) to simply “hoping” the weight would come off (I’ll call that “faith-based healing”). None of it worked. Then, late last year, I saw this video, and it inspired me to try something new: running.
Running is hard for me. It hurts, and it really isn’t fun… not yet at least. I keep having brief moments where I think I might start enjoying myself, but not yet. Soon, I hope, that will change.
In the meantime, as of this writing, I have lost over 20 lbs, and competed in three 5k races, two 10k, one half-marathon, and run almost 150 miles total. For someone who barely considers themselves a runner, I’m doing alright.
In 2012, I have big plans for my running. I will compete in a half-ironman and a marathon… and I plan to enjoy both.