Why blog about running?

Like a lot of you, I start each new year with at least one resolution. Some are more successful than others.  For example, I resolve to stop cursing every year and it hasn’t stuck yet (unfortunately).

But I made my most successful resolution 10 years ago, in 2004.  My resolution that year was to start running regularly.  I had done a little running a few years before, but had gotten out of the habit (and put on some extra weight) in the meantime.

Amazingly (to me anyhow), I stuck to the resolution and 10 years later, continue to call myself a runner.  Running has literally changed my life and what better way to celebrate that than to share some of the more memorable experiences with the blogosphere?

In my ten years of running, I’ve run a bunch of races – from 5Ks to half-marathons, I’ve competed in a few triathlons, I’ve been a Race Director, and I’ve coached beginning runners.  Personally,  running helped me through some big life challenges, including breast cancer and my husband’s double lung transplant.

So my resolution for 2014 is to blog my running stories for one year.   I’m hoping that some of you out there will enjoy reading them.


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