30 years ago this month, two friends talked me into going out for 7th grade track and I went to my first practice. I pretty quickly decided I actually liked running.
100,000+ miles later, here we are. What a ride.
When I was thinking a few months ago about writing on these milestones, I was thinking of a long winded recap of my running history with several inclusions of lessons learned along the way. Given the current state of world affairs and the fact that I’m simply not good at writing about myself, I decided to bag this.
Instead, I just want to thank the running community for all it has given to me. I’m deeply indebted for all I have gained from running. While I try to do what I can to give back to the sport, I feel like there is no way I will ever give back as much as I have received. I will keep trying, though.
Here’s to the next 30 years, though it will probably take a fair bit longer to get the next 100,000 miles.