If I knew then, what I know now about running:
- I would've started earlier. The physical and emotional rewards are second to none. After a run, I'm more focused, more centered and I fell 1000 times better about myself.
- I'd have saved up money. They say you only need a pair of shoes. Ha. Technical shirts, iPods, $$ for iTunes, socks, race entry fees, etc. It adds up.
- I'd have started with a running partner. I really enjoy running, but I think I'd be a lot more motivated if I had started with a partner. That way, he/she wouldn't have let me have so many excuses.
- I'd have prepped my family for what was about to come. "Oh, by the way, I'm going to set the alarm at 4:30am on Saturday morning so that I can get in an 8 mile run." baffles my wife and kids. Sometimes it baffles me, too.
- I'd have blogged a lot sooner. I laughed at people that wrote blogs. Who cares about my day and why should I care about yours? Now, I draw a lot of inspiration (and laughs) from those who share about their trials and tribulations out on the road. There have been numerous times when I don 't want to get a run in and then I read about how someone just got in from running in a blizzard, after being sick, etc.