I have always been an athlete, but I played volleyball, basketball and softball so I was always more of an explosive, anaerobic athlete than one that needed high endurance like soccer or cross country.
WELL, as I get older, I am running out of opportunities to play the team sports of my past and it's time for something new. J was a runner throughout his life, including college where he ran cross country and track, and when we first met, he was in the middle of marathon training, which he completed in October 2008 (Twin Cities Marathon).
After his marathon, I decided that I wanted to learn to run. I know that sounds really silly, but for someone who has never run more than a mile or two continuously, you actually do have to "learn" to run because you can't just go out and haul ass like you do as you're chasing after a volleyball.
The moral of the story is, I needed a goal... I needed something to strive for and something that would challenge me AND SO, I'm running a half marathon.
May 2012... 500 Festival Mini Marathon in Indianapolis. I'm hoping for a pace of 10:00 min/mile or less.
J says I should keep a running log... I decided to keep a running BLOG. If you want to follow along, or check out our training schedule, you can come check out my new blog...
It's going to be a lot about my runs, but I may throw in some additional thoughts and info on my favorite products ever now and then. Come train with me!!!