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My Name is Damon December 5, 2006

Posted by Damon in Motivation, Shoes.
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Well, I returned “The Beasts” last night for some Asics Gel-Nimbus VIII’s…….Apparently my foot, though flat as suspected, has grown accustomed to neutral gate shoes, so these fit the bill nicely.  I cruised over to UCSD with my buddy Justin and we ran a quick mile before heading off to play racquetball.  The shoes felt fine, though they did not propel me forward at rocket speed as I had hoped.  hmph.  =)

So now I have decent shoes, am running more comfortably and am starting to get increasingly more serious about this 10k coming up in May. 

For those of you who don’t know me, I am Damon and I am not (NOT) a runner.  At this point in my running career I do not in any way enjoy running.  I struggle tooth and nail.  I pant.  I collapse.  I nearly kill myself trying to get into shape.  But daggnabbit I set a goal to run a 10k with the beautiful Regina and I plan on doing it if its the last thing I do. 

Regina, on the other hand, IS a runner.  She is the person who started this whole thing for me.  So when i’m running around the local track nearly dead and drowning in persperation, it is usually her I blame….

But when I cross that finish line in Oklahoma City in May after my first 10k, it will be her I credit.

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1. grinnbearit - December 5, 2006

ha-you sound like my husband. I convinced him (begged and whined at him is more like it) to do a half-marathon with me with only six weeks for him to train. He isn’t accustomed to running long distances and prefers lifting weights to lifting his legs to jog a mile. He gave in, came back from every run blaming me for his certain death, and is so proud of himself now. He finished the half in two hours and four minutes – no small victory. You’re right. It’ll be worth it in May.


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