The past two years have been a period of transition for me. Two years ago I made a professional change to a new organization which has been great. I’m very happy to be where I am, and not that I have a major complaint about where I was.
With that change came a fairly significant additional change which occurred on a personal level. One of the ways to deal with it is running. I run when I can. I run in races almost once a month. This all started about a year ago when I really wanted to make a strong effort to get in shape, and get healthy. I feel more healthy now than I have been. I wouldn’t say I’m a great runner, I’m not finishing first. I just enjoy the thrill of running with others, and having that rush of pushing your body.
Racing bibs on my bulletin board.
This past weekend represented a little bit of a milestone for me in running. A year ago kicked off this new found love of fun with the first ever “Shore to the Pour” race which was hosted by a local brewery in my hometown of Stratford. Since then I have run in 10 other races. This past weekend was the 2nd annual “Shore to the Pour.”
To up my game, the coming weekend is my most ambitious race yet. I’m running a 20k (12.4 miles) in the New Haven Road Race on Labor Day. This is followed by my first half marathon in October.
I’m loving every second of it. I feel better about myself. I feel more athletic now…than I ever have. I kind of wish I got into this sooner!