OK. The title of this post isn’t entirely true. I’m what you’d probably call a “newbie” to the running scene, but I have participated in my fair share of organized terrestrial locomotion* (big word!) events over the past four months. My running resume includes three 5k trail runs, one 10k trail run, and a 5k mudathlon. Yes, a mudathlon.
When Chris asked me if I’d like to contribute to the blog as an author my first thought was, “What the hell could I possibly say about running that my #Anywhere5k brethren couldn’t say better themselves?” But running is a journey, and as this site’s philosophy so eloquently puts it, anyone can get out of bed and run a 5k. Experience (or lack thereof) be damned.
So here I am, one of the least experienced runners out of the current group of #Anywhere5k authors. I won’t pretend to be an expert in running because I’m pretty sure that you, the reader, are savvy enough to spot a fake. But I will use this space to ask, and with any luck answer, some of the questions that most beginning runners might have. I’ll document my runs, both the good and the bad.
We’re all in this together, so all I ask in return is that you put up with my occasional whining and complaining about sore feet and burning calves (look, just pretend that we’re married). Because let’s face it, when you’re a newbie to this whole running thing the journey can seem a bit daunting at times. But no pain no gain. We’ll have good days (huzzah!) and we’ll have bad days (raspberries!). Together. Forever.
Mike + Reader = BFFL
Wait, is that creepy?
*I challenge you to click on that link and NOT lose yourself in the splendid galloping gait of that horse .gif. IMPOSSIBLE.
Social media manager and copywriter. Craft beer lover. Bibliophile. Abraham Lincolnophile. Punk rock disciple. Hoosier transplant. Runner-in-training. Favorite quote: ”Although I might like it for one afternoon, I don’t want to live on the moon.” – A wise sage