Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm not really sure why I wanted a blog. I just thought it might be a good way to record my runs. Kinda like an extended running journal. I thought it might be cool to come back a year or two from now and read these. Then I began thinking, why just limit it to running. I also love photography, why not combine the two, or any others. Hey its my blog ,and its not like anybody else is going to be reading this, right ? So I guess I will try to keep track of my runs and throw in a few picts, and anything else I want to talk about. Just see how this thing evolves.
I guess I need to give a little history about my running. I started running about 20 years ago, though I never did any real training. I mostly ran for the fun of it, and for my health. I did run a race every once in a while, just for the fun of it. Then about 6 years ago, I decided I would like to try to run a marathon. I had my eyes on Myrtle Beach. For the first time I followed a training program. I was well into the training, feeling good about it, running about 50 miles a week. Then one night while out on a run, I stepped off the edge of the road and into a hole. I hurt my ankle severely. I could barely walk for weeks, couldn't even think about running. So no marathon for me. I pretty much gave up running for 4 years. I did continue to go to the gym and managed to stay in pretty good shape.
I have been running again now for a few months. I feel really good aerobically, however my legs haven't been able to keep up. I have been dealing with shin splints, knee pain and planter fasciitis. So I will continue to take it slow and build my mileage.
The above picture is of Lake Wallace. Its about a block from home and where I do most of my running. It works out great as I try to stay off the pavement as much as possible.

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