“Running is a beautiful thing. When I run, I’m not focused on anything else. Life conflicts seem to wither away. Running is my therapy. Running is my sport. Running makes me feel alive.” –Myself
I never would have guessed that I’d become runner. Baseball was my world growing up. I was a solid hitter, infielder, and had mastered the strategy of the game. My achilles heel (pun intended)? Yup, you guessed it – running.
I was always one of the last ones to cross the finish line during running drills. I also ran flat-footed with my arms flailing wide. That puts a great image in your head!
Irony is a funny thing isn’t it?
About a decade later, I’ve completed dozens of races including eight half marathons and two full marathons. I started signing up for races, because I needed an incentive to drop some weight. But my punishment is now my passion. And what makes it even better is that I’m a runner in one of the greatest cities in the world – New York City!
I’ve come to the realization after spending nearly four years in the “City That Never Sleeps,” that everyone is busy and stressed with work, family, and everyday obligations. But not having “time” to workout is an unoriginal excuse people tell themselves. If exercise is a priority, we will make time for it. And frankly, investing in ourselves in the form of exercise and nutrition are some of the best things we can do and will have a positive affect in every other aspect of our lives.
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