Last June 15th I laced up my running shoes and jog/walked with my wife. One minute slow jogging/panting, one minute crawling/complaining for 10 intervals. We covered 1.9 kilometers (1.1 Miles) in 20 minutes. Since that date I've averaged 4-5 runs a week, ran through three pairs of shoes, at least 2 pairs of shorts, 16 pairs of socks, about 36 shot bloks, one lost water bottle, and two broken wrist watches. I also bought myself a Garmin 405 in that time - and we have become good friends. I've clocked 1717 km (1073 miles) in the last 365 days and ran 6 races.
But probably the most important part is that I've met, spoken with, suffered with, laughed with, and been victorious with so many awesome people!- people in races, organizers, bloggers, other runners. And especially my wife and family. My wife, rather than putting obstacles in my way, did everything to encourage me and to help me reach my goals. It feels like I'm young again, and my whole life together is ahead of us.
Did you ever come to a day in your life and wish you could be young again but still know what you know today. To be able to live your life with passion, with more risk and excitement, with more commitment to the things you love, and not wasting your life on the silly things with no value?
I've actually gone back to do it. This is me today.
Don't envy me. Ask yourself why you are not there. Lace up your shoes and make it your destination! Don't worry you'll find people along the way to help, and if you don't that means you've been called to help someone.
A video for my good running friend in South Africa (where do you think the door will stop? - I play that game every day):