October 4th, 2009

running

A journey of 26.2 miles begins with a single step

Back in June I saw a news article saying that the first Oakland marathon in 25 years had been approved for March 2010. For some reason it stuck with me, despite my only experience with running before now having been failing the run-a-mile-in-10-minutes-or-less portion of the mandatory President's physical fitness test in high school PE class.

But so many things seem to be coming together from so many different directions, all pointing at the same thing, that somehow it made a weird kind of sense.

So this afternoon Pirate and I went out on our first training run. Thirty minutes at a run-walk ratio of 10/50, around our neighborhood (so moderately hilly).

And at the end of it, we both felt great.

March 28, here we come!