Friday, June 27, 2008

A beginning of sorts

In less than 6 months I will run my first ultramarathon, the JFK 50 Miler. My training begins next month and by August I will be immersed in combination road/trail training and trying to balance my life, my relationships, and my pups. And so it begins, or more accurately it continues. I am not a speed demon. I'm steady and methodical and everything I choose to do I do at my own pace. As I have done for the past 8 years, I'll run. I won't place and I won't finish at the back of the pack, but I WILL finish. Wish me luck, share your stories, feel free to volunteer as my crew because even though running is a very individual pursuit, it is nature and intellectual curiosity and the love of friends and family that allow me to challenge myself to keep going.