I am a runner. A novice mind you, but a runner. Although I just recently turned 40 (ack!) , I only started running for the joy of it in November of ’08. Before then I would run because I needed to exercise. Now I run because, well, to steal a line, we were born to run.
On my fourth attempt, I was finally able to qualify for the Boston Marathon (achieved on 10/03/10 at the Smuttynose Marathon).
In June of 2009 I became a Vibrams Five Fingers convert. The “shoe” is essentially a glove for your feet, providing no support and some basic protection from rocks and glass. Since then I have run my first three marathons and my several half marathons in the Vibrams. I have since added the Saucony Kinvaras to my arsenal , but for the most part I am a VFF man.
I hope you enjoy my sometimes quirky take on running and how it can affect life (well, mine anyways) and if you are not a runner, I hope that you will find something in this blog that will inspire you to hit the pavement and start running.