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

In Foam I Trust

So far this week I am up to 12 miles total since Sunday.  This is the most activity I have had in one stretch in a few weeks now.  As of this morning I have some general soreness but no IT Band pain like previously. 

So at this time I would like to fully endorse the wonder that is foam rolling.  I have started a new post run routine that includes, ice, stretching, and my new best friend....the foam roller.  This new routine takes a bit of time, and isn't always pleseant, but I am hoping this is the routine that will keep me injury free. 

Plan at this point is to prepare for the Pat Tillman Run in April.  This run will be a little over 4 miles so I dont have any fears of the distance but need to continue focusing on staying injury free.  The idea of a half marathon or full marathon has been slowly creeping its way into my head, should I do it??

What was your first race distance?  What was it that made you jump up to a higher race distance? 

Plan is to get a few light miles in today.


  1. I have been racing for too long to remember. I would guess it would be a one mile jaunt around the local park for a 4th of July Race. I remember doing a 10K in sixth grade as a fund raiser for my teacher...Senior year in high school a friend and I did a 1/2 marathon as part of our "High School Bucket List". However, the marathon was always that scary, untouchable goal. Fast forward, MANY years, 3 kids, many races, still no marathon. Last year, mentally still too freaked out by 26.2, I skipped it and did a 50k (actually 32 miles!). It just seemed more approachable because I would be happy with ANY time, just completing it...vs. trying for a time in a marathon. CRAZY, I know. This year--gotta do it. I went farther, should be easy, right??

    1. Wow skip the marathon and just jump right to the 50K. I think you will be fine with the marathon. Trail run has me really considering longer runs, those 5K's just seem so insignificant.


Thank you for your comment!