Unless I’m being chased by a bear or something, you’re never going to see me moving quicker than a brisk walk when I’m off my bike. Running lies somewhere between live disembowelment and a Justin Bieber concert (there’s a very narrow gap there) on my “fun factor” chart. Aside from that, I have an old knee injury (ed: insert the Skyrim joke here–people love that one) that prevents me from running more than a mile or so.
Oddly enough, there are a lot of people who run on purpose, and for fun.
In all seriousness, I wish I could run. I’m obviously way into cycling, and I am also a very strong swimmer (it was my main sport from about age 9 until I graduated from high school). If I could run, I’d almost certainly be a triathlon junkie.
“For several years now, a few of us have been meeting up at various races around the country to socialize and provide support during longer runs (marathons and half marathons). Members of the group have done races in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Columbus Ohio, and Las Vegas already… and as the un-official ringleader for most of these get-togethers, I’m always looking for fun destinations (Chicago has been mentioned from time to time)…
So if you are planning a marathon (or even a half) in the spring of 2015, post up your plans and you might find yourself with company! And if you are signed up for one of the races below and aren’t on the list (or if I have you down by mistake), or want to come out and cheer us on (bring beer), by all means let us know!“
So, having run a grand total of about 2 miles over the past 20 years, I was equal parts surprised and honored when Phil mailed me a JSF Running Club shirt (click to enlarge):
Thanks, Phil! I will wear the shirt with ironic pride. 🙂
Okay, I need to sign off and get moving–busy day ahead, and I want to get a decent ride in this morning before work. In the coming days I’ll be talking in detail about my upcoming cut (plans, diet, schedule and so forth). Stay tuned!