Thursday, July 21, 2011


Hello all! I'm V, and I'm a runner. For some reason I decided to start this on my birthday. No, I'm not telling you how old I am. Let's get down to business. I've been running for about Aug. 2010. I got into it reluctantly, but now I'm addicted.

I've done a couple dozen 5ks, about five 10ks and I'm currently training for my first half marathon in March 2012.

For almost six months, I watched as about a dozen friends posted their daily runs as part of a list serv of runners. They constantly cheered for and encouraged each other, but I wanted no parts of running.I was working a hectic job and was only a couple of years removed from a college career as a long and triple jumper. No thank you.

Curiosity eventually got the best of me and I decided to just lace up my shoes and head out one day. It was a horrible one mile run and I was done for three months. The second time out was a little better. I actually had a plan. That mile and half was just as rough, but I liked the feeling of my lungs burning and breaking a sweat after almost three years of no real workout. Sounds crazy? Don't worry, most runners are and you'll read way more crazy if you decide to come back to this blog.

A couple things about me. I'm a journalist who was recently laid off. It hasn't been fun, but I'm dealing with it. I've been blessed with a very supportive family. Despite our many differences and quarrels, they are always there for me. I know there are literally millions of people who's parents can't or won't help them since they've been unemployed.

Enough of the sappy stuff. I'll stick to running.