The blog about what we experience in our everyday runs

Monday, December 5, 2011

The starting blocks

104 Days —

There's a feeling runners experience that doesn't quite fit into words. That feeling usually hits somewhere in the run; that moment of pure bliss, where the legs, the heart, the body, the mind and the music all coalesce into this remarkable high. There's nothing quite like it — those of us runners, we understand, in fact we crave it. Non-runners, just trust us, it happens. 

It's during those runs that other stuff happens too. Often, it's quite funny, remarkable or just plain cool. 

Again, for non-runners, just trust that it happens and for those Gazelle-Human hybrids who are too cool to wear Nike's, again, trust me, it happens but you just run too fast to see it. 

To me, running is not about the destination, but about the journey (If the destination really mattered, then I might as well not leave the house, since I start and stop in the same place). If you're anything remotely close to being like me, then you understand that it's what we experience along the route that makes runs great. Every run is different with each one bringing new challenges, experiences and occasionally awakening a few unknown muscles. 

This blog is not about my marathon training routine. This blog is not about how many miles I completed, my times, what I ate and how I stretched. There's too much of that out there and besides, it's no fun to read about the Gazelle-Human hybrid types anyway. 

This blog is going to be filled with real experiences, real sights, real laughs and real stories all about the runs I take in Washington, D.C. 

A few things to note:
1. I've attempted a blog before — it failed miserably. 
2. I've thought about blogging before and the idea never left the incessant thought bubble that is my brain
3. I'm training for my first marathon on March 17, 2012 in Washington D.C. (Rock n' Roll Marathon). Each post will have a countdown of the number of training days left. 

Sometimes I'll blog more than once a day, sometimes I'll blog every other day and sometimes I won't do it for a week. But since I've seen and experienced some pretty cool, and at times quite funny events, I think it will be fun to finally have a place to combine two of my passions: running and writing. 

Please feel free to comment, suggest new neighborhoods in the Washington DC area that I can explore and who knows maybe you will be a post of Sights in My Nikes.

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