Introduction

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!

About The Schlub

Sports has always been a passion of mine, and as a male in the sports world, there is a certain level of competativeness that comes along with sports.  As you get older, and life starts to transition towards family and away from sports, the outlet for that competativeness begins to fade.  I've played recreational basketball, softball, and golf but they just didn't provide the solution to my competative nature. 

In December 2013, my Fiance and I ran our first 5K and I absolutely loved the event.  With some mild training, I finished under 8 minutes per mile and placed second in my age division.  This quickly ignited the cometative fire within me.  I knew with serious training I could run with the big boys in the 5-6 minute per mile field.

That is the journey I am on, a day by day account of my training to becoming a runner.  I know one day I will have a grand post about some race and some sub 6 minute per mile time.

Thanks

6 comments:

  1. What an awesome way to start off running :) You are a natural!

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  2. I owe it all to my fiance, she pushed and I just followed. I thank her all the time for all the things she has given me. Of course, I'm the one with the ability to run LOL.

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  3. Ha, I'm with you on the competitive side. I have friends who run sub-5 minute miles and I know I won't be catching them, but I do try to do my personal best each race and it's always great whenever I place in my age group!

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    1. Hey piratebobcat, thanks for visiting. It would be incredible to run those sub 5 minutes miles, I guess the rest of us just have to tough it out at the middle and back of the pack lol.

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  4. Hi! Just came across your blog. Awesome story- you're a natural!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, wouldn't call it natural but I'm really enjoying myself which is most important.

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