Long-time visitors to my newsgroups may recall that I injured myself (stress fracture) while running last year, and I never really got back to it even after I recovered.
So, I’m happy to report that I recently joined a local running group, and I plan to run a half-marathon in April. I’m tempted to do the full marathon, but I figure I should start with a more reasonable (and less injury-prone) goal.
I also ran a 5K on Thanksgiving day just to see how I’d do, and ended up placing 6th in my age group with a time of 23:48 (a 7:38 pace). Not exactly record-setting, but I figure it’s not too shabby for a former fat guy :)