I’m a runner – at least I’m trying to be. Lately, I’ve been using a modified Jeff Galloway run/walk method to get back into running. My 50+ year old knees thank me most days.
I ran my first half marathon in 2008 after training with the best running partners a guy could ask for. The training took place around Richmond, Virginia, and the half was the Shamrock Half in Virginia Beach. This blog was started after a job change brought us to New England and I had to keep some sanity with running by myself on rural Connecticut roads, along with hundreds of miles on the treadmill at a gym. Half marathon #2 was in Hartford and #3 was just five weeks later back in Richmond with one of my former training partners. Since then, I’ve only run the occasional race, with nothing longer than 5 or 6 miles at a clip. I have also started riding my hybrid Trek bike on some of the same roads and on several of the fantastic rail trails that are in northern Connecticut.
Shortly after moving to Connecticut, I quickly found that training alone isn’t nearly as much fun but gets me out there. Since I only have myself to hold accountable, this blog helps me keep my sanity and holds me accountable to readers, and helps me looks back on both the challenges and the successes.
So thanks for sharing this ride with me as I continue to blog about my running and health challenges. I use running to fight both looking and feeling old. It’s been an interesting journey thus far.
In case you were looking for my non-running blog, it can be found here: salexander.com.
And finally, a note regarding the photo used in the header for this site. This photo is mine. I took this photo with my Nikon D50 after a strong storm passed over us somewhere in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming during our visit in July, 2006. I have a large print of both this photo, and another one similar, taken less than a minute later, framed and hanging side by side over our fireplace in our living room. Consider this credit to the photographer (me!).
Disclaimer: The words on these pages are my own. This is a personal blog, and should not be confused with my daytime job which involves lots of sitting and typing and occasionally running in Bostonian-style shoes to meetings. This should never be construed to be related in any way to that employer, in case that wasn’t blatantly obvious.