I have been joking with my wife a lot lately and “threatening” to start a blog. She called my bluff, and here I am. In the summer of 2011, my wife said she wanted to run a half marathon by the time we turned 40. I called her bluff, and less than 6 months later, we were running the Walt Disney World Half Marathon. We ended up running 4 more half marathons last year, and even completed the Walt Disney World Marathon a little more than a week ago. We have grand plans for the rest of this year as well, including the Bay To Breakers and The Dumbo Double Dare. My boys also have seemed to get the running bug, which is encouraging. And we still haven’t hit 40.
I am the LAST person I ever thought would enjoy running. I have spent most of my life living by the mantra of “God only gives us so many steps on this earth, why rush through them?” However, I have found that with running, I seem to enjoy those steps more. I have goals to work toward, I have an outlet for my competitive side, and I have a way to get back into better shape. Almost as important, as my interest in running, and RunDisney has grown, I have discovered that there is a vast running community out there, not only locally, but also in the blogosphere. Reading other people’s stories has been inspiring and encouraging.
The best part of it all, however, has been the opportunity to spend a lot more quality time with my wife. We enjoy running together, and that hour or two on a long run presents a great chance for us to talk and connect.
I am not sure what I will do on this blog, but as it says above, I expect it to include a lot of random thoughts from an average guy trying to run. I am sure I will talk a lot about RunDisney and Disney-related travel, as well as our adventures in running. Hopefully it will be entertaining. If not, at least I can say I gave it a good shot, much like my attempts at running. . .
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