Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

First Time Ever

So today I decided to take a quick run on my lunch break.  I noticed a pretty crazy mountain trail near my office and when I looked into it, its about 10 min away from the office.  So today I took the chance of hitting it real quick to see what kind of work out I can get.

This trail was brutal and I got a really good workout.  The research I did says the elevation on this trail is about 1200 from trail head to the summit.  I went about half way up before I had to head back so it was about 600 feet of elevation in about 15 min. 

Best thing was that I didnt feel any knee pain, and that is fantastic.  Of course I'll ice, stretch, and foam roll when I get home but I think things are headed in the right direction.

Here is a shot from the point that I stopped overlooking the city.

With today's success, it got me thinking, should I transition to trail running?  Get me a good mix of trail and road racing? So many exciting options.

Do you prefer road races or trail races?  Are you able to fit workouts/runs into your work day?

Probably have a light run tonight just to stretch out my legs.


  1. That is a great view. Where do you live? I do many practice runs on trails. But I race on roads. Trails are great training.

    1. My family and I enjoy living in the beautiful state of Arizona. The weather has been amazing these past few weeks.


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