Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Runs


Call me crazy, but I've started this habit of running 4(ish) times a week. Usually 2-3 miles followed by 2-3 miles of walking. It feels great.

Running is something I did almost exclusively when I was a kid. When I was outside as a kid, I was always running. Then I joined the track team and sprinted to my heart's content. I was on the middle school track team from 4th-8th grade. Sprinter. I was always worried about competing and losing a longer race.

When I moved up to high school I decided to focus my after school energy on plays, musicals, band, and choir.

So the running stopped. In 1994, the running stopped.

And now, 12 years later, the running has started again. Believe me, it wasn't an easy transition. To go from - oh - not ever exercising to running 4 times a week.

But I'm feeling good about it. It's a great feeling to run (jog) for a few miles and know that I accomplished that. I did that. Me!

Getting sappy in here, Dorn.

3 comments:

Dirk said...

If you ever see a naked man running you better run with him cause there is probably some scary shit behind him.

Joe Dorn said...

I've got news for you Dirk...I'm that naked guy.

Tim said...

Dude, that is awesome. Maybe you'll be like me and start out running then get into yoga and high-stakes city cycling. Two great pursuits that go great together.