I used to be in really, really good shape. In the couple of years where I wasn't working at an office job managing financial portfolios, I was a personal trainer at a fitness center. It paid a lot less, but I was a lot happier.
A few years ago, I was in a car accident that was pretty bad. That pretty much derailed my personal trainer career for the long term. Physical rehabilitation, as well as a whole bunch of surgeries, took over my life for a bit. Between that and other personal issues, I hit some low points - mentally and emotionally, as well as physically - that left me in some dark places that I didn't know if I'd get out of.
I've gotten into boxing as a way of getting back into shape. It's only been the past six months or so, though, where I've finally been able to train at it consistently, and at a level I'm happy with. But I want to get back in even better shape, if only to reclaim a small piece of my life back.
My own personal trainer recommended that I take up running, to really improve my cardio. I've been doing that since January. I'm doing really well, enough so that, well...
... I'm going to try to run in a marathon.
I'm entered in the New York City Marathon in November. I've just started a teasing program geared for peaking for that race. I imagine I'm going to be hitting a lot of highs and lows between now and then. And while I don't know how consistently I'll be able to blog about this experience, I will be blogging about it.
Here goes ...
Today's run: 15k (9.3 miles), 01:11:46 (hrs/min/sec)