After a brief holiday break (too hectic in life and work to blog sorry), an extra 5 pounds around my waist, and a wonderful series of days spent with my family it's time to get back on track.
You know, if more people were like runners life would be a much nicer and healthier place. I don't know the reason why, but in my experience runners are just happier people. Maybe it's because they don't have as much stress in their lives because they take it out on the pavement. Maybe it's because they eat what they want because they just cover more distance next time to make up for it. Who knows, but for whatever reason I have to say that more and more runners are the people I enjoy being around most. Seeing people out on the street in my runs I get more smiles and waves than I do at any other public spots. I think runners just see life differently than the rest.
I decided to sign up for the City of Pittsburgh Marathon relay again this year. It will probably be the last year I am able to participate in this event with this group of coworkers. Most of my interns are graduating this year so getting out and sharing this event with them is important. Otherwise I should probably have signed up for the half.
I have felt recently that my running lacks direction, that my training isn't helping me improve or increase distance. So I decided to seek help. I signed up for a training program with Dave Ross of Ross Running. Over the coming months I will update the blog occasionally with my training schedule and runs.
Today was the start of the program. I had 7 easy miles on tap, considering my longest run in the last few months was about 5 miles. This would be interesting, and pleasantly surprising.
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I never set out to be overweight but I love beer, wine, scotch, and all sorts of terrible food. I didn't choose to get out of shape it just sort of happened. All that changed when I found out my wife was pregnant in December 2010. I decided it was time to set myself up to be a fitdad not a fatdad.
No one ever said it would be easy though. Dealing with a newborn and trying to continue exercising as well as being there for my wife as her husband and friend. As our son gets older and our family grows what impact will that have on my fitness and diet? Stay tuned to find out! Subscribe via email, or add me to your reader. Please make sure to share on twitter, facebook, or follow along by adding your email to my list.
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