Thursday, October 20, 2011

I run this.

Me at the summit of Mt. LeConte this spring
So a lot of my friends on DailyMile have been writing some awesome blogs and I thought I'd try to do the same. I very well may be my only reader but if that's the case I can handle it.

I intend to make most of my posts here related to running and the experiences that I have trying to do it. The title was inspired by a facebook status update I did a while back right after a run. I felt like I had run all over this city and so I posted "I run this town." My mother in law gave me a hard time about it and has been convinced for a while that I am addicted to running. (that may be a future post). Since then, Facebook posts related to running have dwindled to almost non-existant. The good news is that usually there is someone on DailyMile (DM) that cares (or at least seems to care) about what I'm going through. In the last while I have been using DM more and FB less. I told my wife and she said "Yeah, that's because they all share your crazy hobby".

A section of the Appalachian trail I got to play on
I figure there are people who run primarily trails, or barefoot, or roads. I like variety. I try to avoid running the same route or in the same shoes two days in a row. I prefer trails to roads but rarely have the patience to drive to a trail or spend most of my time running to them so I run on roads a bit too. I have been dabbling in barefoot running for over a year now and enjoy it quite a bit when I don't step on the same stupid pebble for 10 consecutive steps (when it sticks to my foot). Because of my desire for variety I didn't want to finish the "I run this..." because then I would feel trapped. I think wherever or however I choose to run, I am in control (if anyone is) and I also like that I am in control of my life/destiny/etc.

Anyhow, I can't promise consistency, especially not when it come to humor, good writing, or entertaining posts. I can only tell you that this is where you might look if you want to know more about me and my running adventures. Welcome, and remember that if you don't like it, that's fine. I run this.


  1. This is awesome! And, an excellent place where we can keep track of who is faster in the pool. Bring it.

  2. I'm so glad you are blogging! Stephen and I have discussed how interesting we think your running style is. It's great to be able to share a passion with other people. I know what you mean about FB. My friends all think I'm a freak! LOL

  3. @ Andrea, Notice I didn't put swimming in the title. But ok, we can talk about that too.

    @Lydia, what is so interesting about my running "style"? What do you want to know more about? Freaks of the world unite!

  4. Ok, then. Andrea runs this pool. Done.

  5. Can't wait to follow your journey. You should follow me back bitch. I'm funny as shit!

  6. @ Becky. I am now stalking you back. I've actually read all your posts before but now its official.