Starting with a little bit of background on me: I used to be a mediocre high school runner. In middle school, I started off running to get in shape so I could be a mediocre tennis player... but somewhere along the way those training runs turned into my sport of choice and by 8th grade I was a cross country runner.
(above - Me, (D) after my first half)
That went really well until my senior year, where my committment waned, and I found I wasn't even enjoying the sport anymore. When a tendon in my foot felt like a knife was wedged in it, I sat out my final race... and stopped running races (and really barely ran at all) for about 8 years.
An amazing thing happened when I started back up again - I was running for me. Sure my girlfriend C provided some much needed motivation to get over the readjustment period (I can't thank her enough for that), but I was running for fun again. As I've started racking up miles, race t-shirts, and a growing collection of gear, its been helpful and fun to have someone to geek out about the all things running related, and to motivate me on the long runs.Thats why I start blogging with C- I want to have a record for us. Like running, this is just something I've started out, and I'd like to see how far it will take me. And maybe I can figure out how to stick with both and why I enjoy them so much.