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.
So...how'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!