husband and father; theologian, sometimes composer, and writer'; staff software engineer at LinkedIn; host of the Winning Slowly and Mass Affection podcasts
|Why do I run:
Self-discipline, health, and the sheer joy of it.
|Why I started running:
High weight runs in my family. And once it's on, it doesn't come off. So I started to keep it off to start with. I ran in fits and starts most of college. I also discovered a love for Ultimate (Frisbee) in college.
Then, the year after I graduated, I got mono. It kept me off my feet for three months. I knew if I wanted to play Ultimate that coming fall, I had to recover, so I started running.
Predictably, I got hooked.