That’s exactly what I thought when I poked my head outside of my room on this morning only to realize that the meteorologists didn’t lie; it was 28 degrees outside. Who would possibly want to run today? Although it took some initial coaxing, I begrudgingly chose to run the Winter Classic 5K in Cambridge with two close friends/bandmates.
I always hated running in high school because of the pressure associated with it–the clock documenting every second that I was behind someone else. This fear and dissent for running melted away upon my discovery of 5Ks. With every step in my erratically paced race, I started to believe those running freaks that talked about the endorphins released from running were like no other. Needless to say: I am hooked and ready for more. This race has me ready for many more races whether they are 5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons, or the revered marathon.
With this post, I plan to run a marathon before turning 21. Why? Why not. It’s just another thing to check off of the list of things to do before 30.
(PS: I am the guy with the white BU shirt in this picture)–19:29