OK, so I have to confess, I enjoy reading the blogs of other runner folks so I thought maybe I should put something out there too. That way I can keep friends and potential total strangers apprised of my running goals, triumphs and tribulations.
So here goes…on the personal side I’m 28, soon to turn 29, and I live in Calgary, Alberta. I just moved here last July so I’m still getting to know the city. On the running side I really hated running when I was growing up. My phys ed teachers used to give me a hard time for being slow when I had such long legs and they figured I should be faster. In 2000 I signed up to run my first 10K, the Vancouver Sun Run, even though I wasn’t a runner because the company I was working for sponsored a team for the race. I didn’t train for it, and I was dubious about my ability to run just over 6 miles. The Sun Run is a pretty huge race and I think I was bitten by the racing bug. I didn’t do so terribly, so I entered a few more 5Ks and 10Ks in the year following that race. I wasn’t ever really consistent with my running though. Fast forward to a year ago when I had the brilliant idea to train for a full marathon. I found a plan, stuck to it, and injured myself partway through, dashing my marathon hopes. This year I decided to try again, but take a slighly longer term viewpoint. I have a lot of goal races planned for this year – my first 15K, my first half marathon, but my ultimate final goal is the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge at Walt Disney World in January 2008. So join me on my quest to become an endurance runner!