Hi everyone! After years of reading, lurking, commenting, and feeling too slow to play, I finally applied to write for Salty Running … and here I am! I love the sheer range of perspectives that the Salty community has to offer, and I’m incredibly excited to contribute to the thoughtful discussions on this site.
I’ve always been a runner, and yet I still have a hard time thinking of myself as a “real” runner. I grew up in Singapore, racing around the neighborhood with my cousins and other kids inspired by Olympics and tagging along for my mom’s evening jogs. Finally, after college, I decided to run a 10k.
I was never athletic, preferring books and the ballet studio to sports and games. I never ran competitively in school or college, though I enjoyed the low-key three to five mile runs that were part of my high school outdoors club training.
So when I moved home in 2008 after college and found myself hooked on road races, I wasn’t sure how to go about training for them.