Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Inaugural Post

Since this is my first post EVER, I'd like to begin by welcoming myself (since I'm probably the only one reading it) to my blog. I *intend* to utilize the blogosphere just as my title implies: to mindlessly muse about running (mainly) and life (in general). As you can see, I like to utilize parentheses and asterisks. These will be exploited, so be forewarned.

And yes, I am an overpronator. Well, it's actually a little more complicated than that. I tend to overpronate on my right foot, but my left foot is rather neutral. What does this mean, you ask? I'm probably in desperate need of a chiropractor, but I'm kind of lazy when it comes to such "boring" things. It seems like a task, although I'd probably benefit from a visit to the (snap, crackle, pop!) chiro.

Although a trip to the chiro should be a priority, I am about to go for yet another run instead. I have been running for about two years, but I didn't really get semi-serious about it until a few months ago. I have completed a half marathon (the inaugural Illinois Half Marathon in April 2009); it was part of one of those cheesy "bucket lists," as I wanted to complete a half before my 30th birthday. A couple of weeks ago, I ran the extremely well-organized Dam to Dam in Des Moines, Iowa (the largest 20k in the US, I believe). My next goal is to complete a marathon, preferably the Twin Cities Medtronic Marathon in October 2009. One of the reasons why I created this blog is to document my personal training, as well as the trials and tribulations of life that comes with marathon training.

Also be forewarned that I like food. A LOT. I love to make (semi-)healthy food, specifically. Garbanzo bean (or navy bean) chocolate chip cookies. Or the blogosphere's latest obsession: the Green Monster smoothie (a spinach and fruit smoothie). Stuff like that. Yums. So, dear reader, do not be alarmed if you are welcomed to my daily post with a large photo of a cup of green slime (Green Monster), or some other tempting food item that I have devoured earlier that day.'s that for a first post? In concluding the inaugural entry of "The Mindless Musings of an Overpronator," I hope my contribution to the world as a newly-minted blogger will entertain (and perhaps, on occasion, amuse, if not delight) all who read it. Here's to the beginning of a new blog (raise the champagne glass and *lightly* tap glasses)! Happy running, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the land o' blog! Chin chin! (French toasting noise.) Now I can get your recipes straight from your site instead of rummaging through my emails. Bravo for all your runs. You're on fi-yah!

    Looking forward to your posts and to (hopefully, but I think I will) seeing you in Praha!