On Running

Two years ago, I was not a runner.  I wasn’t even close.  A mile was a huffing and puffing punishment for me.  This week I registered for the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon, and I hope to complete it. 

Since I first hit a treadmill about 15 months ago, I’ve run in 3 races and racked up a score of training miles.  In a few days I’ll be finishing my second half marathon, and a 10 mile race the week after that. 

The satisfaction I get from running is having achieved something that previously seemed impossible.  The physical benefits are great, but the pride from kicking a goal in the ass is why I keep going.



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