This isn't the story of how running changed my life because, frankly, I have always been a runner. Specifically, I started running in seventh grade and I ran Cross Country and Track all throughout middle school and high school (sorry, no picture). I was pretty decent back in high school. I made it to regionals a couple of times and was twice runner up in our conference in XC.
In college I moved on to Ultimate Frisbee and only ran sporadically, usually just a few road 5ks over the summer.
|Ultimate is also a pretty great sport!|
For the past year I have been working on getting myself back into shape. Somewhere along the way I also decided to do a little barefooting (full disclosure: I have not read Born To Run but I've been meaning to for a long time). It started when I got a pair of vibram five fingers. I used them for the occasional run but now I've moved on to doing some actual barefoot running. One of my goals for 2013 is to run a race barefoot.
And that brings me to one of my other goals for 2013: running a marathon! It's something I've always wanted to do and I think now the time is right. I'm healthy, I'm getting back in shape and I have the time and will to go through the training and actually complete 26.2 miles (hopefully).
|Nature's Bin 5k 2012|