My journey begins when I was working in Iraq as a military subcontractor. I was looking though magazines at the PX and the one that caught my eye was Runners World. I just stared at the person the cover and decided that I wanted to run. My running started out very modestly. I didn’t want anyone to see me run, so one day I waited until it was dark. I decided that I would run 15 min without stopping. I really didn’t think I could, but I would try.
I put my gear on and went out for my first run. I did it. I ran the whole time. I was so excited. I started running almost everyday. Then I started listening to a podcast called Running with the Pack. They always feature cool race reports from listeners. I loved it.
I was now on the running path and it felt good. I saw a sign for a marathon that was being held on the base. I had no idea that you really needed to train for something like that and I was totally afraid anyway. Why? Because I thought I would have come in last and there would not be anyone at the finish line. Sounds like a bad dream, doesn’t it?
I wrote an email and sent it to Running with the Pack and their recommendation was not to worry about being last. I was inspired by the host of the show. They even feature my email on their show. I felt like a superstar. I didn’t run that marathon, but I did start looking for races to run when I would be home on R&R.
Thus a runner was born.
I am not delusional. I know I am not destine to win any races, but they are darn fun to participate in. I would love to share my race experience with you. Check out my race reports.
10K’s Race Reports
PR/PB – Zombie Run Kabul 2012 10k- 125min 11Sec
Disney 1/2 Marthon 2013
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