Greetings, Salties! I’m thrilled and honored to be joining the bloggers here at Salty Running as Licorice, and I plan to do my part to make this little corner of the internet a little more awesome for all of us.
I spent most of my childhood joining just about any sport or club that would have me, while desperately avoiding anything that involved running. Seriously. I played one season of soccer when I was 8 or 9, then never went back because it was too much running. I was smaller and slower than everyone else on the team, which made things no fun at all. Instead, I stuck to things like baseball, basketball and volleyball, where I tried to make up in enthusiasm what I lacked in athletic talent.
Then, after college and despite my earlier aversion to running, I spontaneously decided to run a local 5k. To this day, I have no idea why other than “it seemed like a good idea at the time.” After that, a friend somehow talked me into running a half marathon, and while I spent most of that pretty sure I was about to die, I woke up the next day stiff, sore, and determined to run a full marathon. I haven’t looked back since. Read more >>