Hey it’s National running day (I know I am late) and why I run.

A day late for National Running day and with the Race For Freedom 5K coming up I wanted to bring up why I run.  What gets me up early, on a Saturday to go run 6 or more miles?  Sometimes I honestly ask myself why it is I keep on.  Days like Monday after work when it’s hot and sticky outside.

There should be a fun pic here of my son and I out for a Saturday morning run but technology refuses to comply today, even after a flippin reboot.

In the afore mentioned picture is a couple of people that keep me going, why I run.  I want to stay in the shape I am in for my son.  I want be able to keep up with him.  I do not want him to know the guy I used to be.  I want to be around for him when he gets older, see his kids should he choose to have them.  I want to stay in shape, I do not want to go back to where I was.  So I have to stick with it and get up early and endure ugly temps at time because no one comes over and says, “hey John, you need to stay in shape, get out there and run.” that’s my job.  Why do you run?



What is my personal goal for this year’s RFF5K?

Hello all, lets discuss what my personal goal is for the 2014 Race for Freedom 5K.  I want to be faster than I was last year and I would like to place in my age category.  What does this mean for me other than run faster?  What is faster than last year?  Lets get these questions answered yo.


John wants needs to be faster.

First thing we need to look at is how fast was I last year?  I ran 3.2 miles in 27:51 which is 8:58 a mile, simple as that.  Next up how fast was the slowest person in my age group, what do I have to do to at least break in?  Answer is 26:56 which is 8:40 a mile.  I only need to shave a minute off of my over all time but in all honesty it will take more than that.  My goal for RFF5K is to be at 8 minutes a mile.

What are your running goals this year?  Do you have a specific goal for this race?  I look forward to hearing them and I will talk training and terms in my next blog.  The term I have hardest time with?  Being called a runner, it’s still an odd concept to me.  Thank you for reading and God bless you in all you do.