I am a historian, writer, and professor. Until recently, I thought I hated running.
I have always been active, mountain biking, lap swimming, snowboarding, etc… but traditionally running has not been in the mix. Hence, it has been somewhat of a surprise that over the past couple years, I have somehow found myself attempting to become a runner.
Having recently moved to Utah, along the Wasatch Front, this running thing has gone from occasional folly to regular concern as I discovered the joy of TRAIL running.
Now I’m hooked.
This blog chronicles the journey.
It begins with a series of attempts to “get into” running and features one constant frustration: just as I start enjoying it, I get overenthusiastic, run farther or harder than my body is ready for, and get injured. Time and time again. Very frustrating. But, I’m slowly learning. I wish someone would sat me down and explained all of the tricks that I have slowly been learning along the way. Oh well – better late than never.
Also, I run a music blog, Desert Island Mixtapes.