I wanted to get active. It was a new year, I started a new job, we moved past some past mistakes. It felt like a good time to try and hit reset and move forward. With my new work came a pretty good onsite gym. My goal was simple, to start by coming in early twice a week and get to the gym to get healthier. I figured I'd start with what worked well before the wedding, running on the elliptical. It's good cardio and less impact, so I "enjoy" it. Sounds like a solid enough plan, right?
And then, something happened. My wife proposed an idea, that she knew I had thought of before, and wanted to help push me into doing it. I went from one day just trying to get to the gym twice a week to lose some pounds to running a half marathon. In the words of Ron Burgundy
Boy, that escalated quickly.Dopey Dave, running the 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon on 4 consecutive days.
So this blog has evolved into something more. It's now not just about getting in shape, but my push to complete the Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon. You can follow my progress here (and Dave's over there). Along the way, I plan to run many other races but saving the half for Florida. I will also still be looking at getting in shape, and hopefully have that transformation I've wanted for so long. Instead of concentrating on the pounds I want to lose, I hope concentrating on this goal will allow me to lose them without all the worrying. It will undoubtably be an interesting journey, likely with both ups and downs (and not just the hills I'll be running on), but it will be for the better and will result in Disney, so that always makes it worth it.
And most importantly... thanks hun.
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