I am a Special Education teacher, as well as a martial arts instructor (mostly of children.)
I have a bunch of hobbies, or at least I DID, before I got serious about running. Now my ipod is my best friend.
I do like to read, do a little juggling, and spend as much time with my wife and my seven year old son as all of this allows.
|Why do I run:
I still struggle with nicotine addiction, and to a great extent, running is keeping me on the straight and narrow, so I expect I'll never give it up.
In addition, I just love doing it! To use the terminology of George Sheehan, (as quoted by Steve Runner) I've become a "good animal."
|Why I started running:
I took up running in late 2009 as a part of a workout routine that I initiated when I quit smoking. I wanted to lose weight, rather than gaining another twenty pounds while quitting.
I've reached my weight goals, and the gym workouts are less intense now, but along the way I developed a real love of running.