I’ve learned that I have room in my life for one additional, intense activity beyond my family and my work.
I ran the National Marathon this weekend, my first ever marathon. It was a great experience, and I'm looking forward to running another, either this fall in the Twin Cities, or at some point next year. Next races on my calendar – a pair of ten milers in May and June. I returned to runningContinue reading “National Marathon Recap”
"Just go home," I told myself , about one mile into yesterday afternoon's sixteen mile run. "Turn around. You can get your long run in later in the week." I was weary after a lock-in with nine youth from church on the night before, and a morning service project with those same youth pulling invasiveContinue reading “Having Serious Doubts About 26.2”
Earlier this spring I returned to running for the first time in 17 years (thanks to the wonderful Couch-to-5K running plan). I began losing weight and feeling better about myself, but most importantly I just really enjoyed running. After a little while my days felt incomplete without a run, and during the day my mindContinue reading “Doctor’s Orders: No Running for Four Weeks”
I haven't exercised much since 1993, the year I graduated from high school and won a state gold medal in the 4×800 meter relay. Sure, I have purchased gym memberships and bike equipment, but I haven't used either much, except perhaps for the few months of biking I did just prior to my October 2002Continue reading “Getting Reacquainted with Running”