And I Lived to Tell About It

A month ago, I made it a goal to run 10 times in 4 weeks. Having never been a runner, I wasn’t sure I’d make it.

Tonight I’m happy to report I just barely met the goal:

Tonight’s run was very uneven (I didn’t drink near enough fluids this weekend and my calves are paying the price), but it’s there and it turned out to be my longest distance so far. 3.41km may not sound like a lot to many people, but I think it’s pretty damn good for a 200+ pound guy who’s about as fond of running as the Pope is of death metal music.

On a side note, I’ve only been posting occasional workout or fitness information here because I don’t want to bore anyone with it. For those of you who are interested in more detail, some friends and I have started up a separate blog called Burn With Us. The contributors are all looking to get in better shape, and we felt a group blog would be a great way to encourage one another and share our experiences. Drop on by and check it out.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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