As most of you are now aware, I have started running again. It has been about five years since I actually took it seriously and felt I needed a change in lifestyle. In 2005 I finished the Long Beach Half Marathon. When I crossed the finish line I felt fantastic. I felt like I could have done the full marathon that day but knew I had not put the mileage in and would most likely have collapsed several miles down the road. So here it is, 2010. Larger family..bigger goal.
On New Years Day 2010 I was asked if I had any resolutions. My answer was simply “No. Resolutions almost never work out.” Instead of calling this a resolution, I referred to it as a lifestyle change. The entire family started eating healthier..much healthier. And for the first time in about five years, I started actively running again. My running goals for this year are to finish the OC Half Marathon on May 2 then finish The San Francisco Marathon in July. This will be the first marathon I have ever attempted and have heard nothing but how hilly the course is. Bring it SF.
Of course, behind every out of shape husband looking to get back into it is a supportive wife. I’m fortunate enough to be married to one who knows “how” to run the marathon. Besides finishing two Ironman competitions, she has run in enough marathons (including Boston) to be considered a good distance runner. Lately I’m not sure if she appreciates all my questions or wishes I would just shut-up and go run already. Either way, her answers and/or demands to just go run are welcome motivation as I try to find my stride again.
I’ll keep you all posted as I go through training and ultimately, my showdown with the hills of San Francisco. There’s even a new category on the site called ‘Running’ where you can see a list of all the running related posts I hope to add over the coming months.