Couch potato to 5k: how I got off my butt and started running, part 2

Last May, I ran my first ever marathon. How the hell did I ever get into running? To be honest, the running I do is probably more accurately described as “jogging,” but I hate that word because it makes it sound like you’re putting in the tiniest effort possible to achieve minimum results – althoughContinue reading “Couch potato to 5k: how I got off my butt and started running, part 2”

Couch potato to 5k: how I got off my butt and started running

I was not an athletic child. Or teenager. I blame my parents. As a proactive human being I shouldn’t necessarily go the “object-relations theory” route and blame everything on my parents, but I very directly and adamantly and unabashedly blame my non-athleticism on my well-meaning parents who I love. Back in 2nd grade, I satContinue reading “Couch potato to 5k: how I got off my butt and started running”