I'm well aware that there are thousands upon thousands of running blogs. Blogging runners generally post reviews of new and popular running gear, talk about their mileage, discuss injury treatment and prevention, ponder varying their training schedules, chronicle what they eat for breakfast, blah blah blah, etc etc.
Yeah, I'll probably doa fair amount of that stuff, too. After all, I'm a runner and all we do is think about those things all day long, even if we're actively thinking about something else. But I'm not your average runner, or even your average blogging runner--
I'm a Viking. A running Viking.
This blog is going to be about why I love running and the progression of my passion and skill in the sport, and in turn, why running makes me feel like a Viking. I am going to talk about the boring, technical stuff sometimes but I also want to talk about how running makes me feel and why it makes me a better person inside and out. I want to talk about the little things I find along my route that make me smile, as well as why it is that I like to wake up so early just to run for an hour in a downpour and ruin a good pair of headphones.
This blog is still in its very beginning stages and I won't have a lot of time to work on it until this weekend. I am going to look into getting my CardioTrainer info from my phone linked up to this page so I can automatically share my runs. I plan on designing a calendar to visualize my training schedule. We'll see what I can and can't do, but most importantly, I'll try my best to track my trails, stay observant, and share my running/fitness journey in the most thorough, honest, and clever way that I can.
For now, this Viking needs to go to sleep because tomorrow morning is a four-miler through the rain, and as you will soon read, I live for running in the rain. The harder the downpour and the louder the thunder, the bigger my smile. :)