I have always been an athletic individual: baseball, basketball, snowboarding, lacrosse. However, I was never one to volunteer to run beyond the team requirements – if I’m not running towards a goal, away from a defender or sliding into home why would I run? This all changed in college when running 2 miles on the treadmill was a way to delay paper writing and watch trashy TV. This 2 miles grew to 3, but that’s where I drew the line.
Over this past year I have found that running is my time to blow off steam from work, a time for reflection and daydreams, and a great way to explore the city. I have recently increased my distance and have just completed two half marathons and I am beginning to train for my first FULL marathon in March 2012.
I am certainly no expert in running. But I love the spandex, I wear my Garmin watch, and I speed past the biking tourists any time I can. I have recently joined the San Francisco Road Runners Club and will be turning to them for the best running education that I can get, so feel free to cheat off of me