I’m a public relations consultant who started running as something to do with my sister when she came to visit. My first race was the Ragnar Relay Northwest Passages – a 200 mile relay run from the Canadian Border to Langley on Whidbey Island. Heads turned when I sait out loud in the van, “Maybe I should have started with a 5K.” No regrets and nothing but great times. Fun enough for me to do it again the following year and now I look for races to do year round to keep running fun.
When I committed to my first race, I couldn’t run a mile. Since then I have done all kinds of runs, including a half marathon and look forward to many, many more. While training for my first race – the Ragnar Relay – I would think of running haikus in my head to distract my mind from whatever pain I was feeling. (I’m not sure it worked as many of them included four letter words.) Enjoy and feel free to post your own!