That was in 2006 or 2007. I don't remember exactly. I still ran, but no more than 2 or 3 days a week. Sometimes not at all. I started doing triathlons and that was fun, but alas, I still didn't reduce my running times enough to make me excited about the sport.
Then along came Tony Horton and Shaun T. They got me into the best shape of my life. I noticed I was running faster. I was setting prs in nearly every conceivable distance. I decided to apply my new found fitness to running.
I set out this morning on a 12-mile run. About 3 miles in I thought I'd make it a half marathon and get that 2-hour monkey off my back. For whatever reason, 13.1 miles didn't seem that far. Perhaps it's because I'm training for a marathon and half that distance doesn't seem as intimidating? Perhaps it's my increased fitness? Perhaps I've been reading too many Dean Karnazes books?
|Me at the Kaloa Sugar Mill 10-mile run in Hawaii. I've dropped 20 pounds and 2 minutes/mile since this race. As bad as I look in this picture, I felt even worse.|
It's time to get to work.