Does the world need another runner's blog? Probably not. But I don't always consider whether something is needed before I create it. At worst, it's superfluous. At best, it can encourage someone somewhere to eat better and get more fit. Maybe someone somewhere will be inspired to finish a 5k, 10k, 13.1, or... dare I say... even a 26.2 miler after reading this blog. Naaa. Probably not.
Why am I doing this? I used to HATE to run. Before this spring, I had never run more than 3 miles at any one time. And I hated everyone of those miles every time, too. I've been heard to say things like, "I'll never run unless someone is chasing me." One of my buddies got into running and entered a half marathon. When he told me what it cost, I told him to give me $75 and I'd give him a t-shirt and time him while he ran 13.1 miles. I just didn't get it.
But something has clicked. I have no idea how or why. But now I LOVE to run. I get frustrated if schedule or injury keeps me from running. I run on grass, roads, trails, tracks, and treadmills!
So what's this blog about? I've decided to train for the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville on December 13, 2008. I'm going to tell the world (and myself) when I workout and when I slack. I'm sharing my training. Training doesn't start until August 24, so over the next few days, I'll give some of my background.
I do hope you enjoy. But more than that, I hope I enjoy. :)