This quote from one of my favorite running trainers, James Levine, is an excellent example of why I love running. As the quote goes, “Running is like sex: Once you’re in it, it’s like making love.
So, that’s all I have time for today. Thank you all for reading.
The next time you’re in a run situation, remember to thank your loved ones for the inspiration.
My goodness, I almost forgot to thank my mother, the amazing woman that is my wife. She’s not only one of my best friends, she’s also a very capable and talented runner, so thank you for reminding me that I can run and love to run.
One of my goals in life, as I have itched to since I was a teenager, is to run a marathon. In fact, I started running in middle school. My junior year I made the school track team and I finished my first marathon that year, the Boston Marathon. I ran 4:01 that year. As I got older, I wanted to get stronger and faster. I got my first marathon in high school, but I had it planned out for a long time.
In the end though, the marathon is just the beginning. I ran my first half marathon on a rainy day in the rain and that was it. It was all about getting in the race and finishing strong. I also started doing some serious training outside. I went to my local running store and picked up a bunch of equipment and started to train. If you have been to a running store in the past, then you know that they have equipment for everything from your car to the gym.
The best part about running is that you get to see new places and meet new people. A race on a rainy day is great, but when you’re in a race you’re not going to see a ton of things, so you have to take advantage of all the great places to run. I went running in New York City and I went running in Seattle (which is two miles from the finish line).
Seattle’s streets were so beautiful. A couple of times I caught glimpses of the Seattle skyline, and once I met a guy who was in the middle of the street just running. He just kept running and ran until he passed me.
When I was younger I thought I ran a lot, but after I got serious about running, I realized that I was way more like a couch potato. I would run into a store and pick up two or three things to take on this run, but I’d have to wait for them to open up so I could put them down.
I think it’s safe to say that couch potatoes have a whole lot in common with people who are just trying to get through a day. Whether they’re running to the store for a snack or they’re just wandering around aimlessly, they’re always looking for something to do. In the same way that a couch potato is always looking for a friend to talk to, a couch potato is always looking for something to do that isn’t part of their day.