About

I began running at 3:00AM April 14, 2010.  In the middle of a sleepless night, I crawled out of bed, pulled on my ill-fitting, worn-out lawnmowing sneakers and quickly found out what Illiotibial Band Syndrome feels like.  I went from “Couch to 5K” in slightly less than one painful hour.

With a lot of advice and encouragement from a running group at work, I learned to appreciate running for the sake of running and not just as a means to burn off frustrations.  I’ve come to enjoy the challenge of always improving my fitness and I am thrilled with the results.  A fit lifestyle is contagious and I’d love to help you to catch the bug.

At a race this weekend, another runner asked me “Are you a speed guy, or a distance guy?”  I’d like to do better at both so my goals are simply stated:

Run farther, run faster, run farther faster.

I will run my first full marathon on October 15, 2011.  I am strongly considering extending my distance training towards a 50K trail run in March, 2012.  Of course, I’ll still enjoy trying to beat my personal records in the shorter distances too.
–Jason

“Do or Do not.  There is no try.” – Yoda