I am a 25 year old (yikes, when did I get so old?!) in upstate NY who balances the pitfalls of massive dessert consumption with an obsession for early morning workouts. I'm currently training to do my first marathon. It's been a dream of mine for a long time to run the New York City Marathon. I'm finally going to get to do this in November! I have my MBA and work in market research by day, which I really do enjoy at times. But if I could have it my way, I'd be baking from 9 to 5 everyday! ...or from 5am to 5pm! Yes, one of my biggest dreams is to have my own bakery someday, preferably in a no-snow climate. So if you're an investor in California or Florida and you like cookies, I'm your girl! ;-)
Enough about all this baking talk. More about the running.
I haven't always been a runner. I was a swimmer for the first 22 years of my life. Minus the first couple years, of course (when was the last time you saw a 2 year old competitive swimmer?). Anyway, swimming was and is still great. I get in and swim a few miles once every couple weeks. But after college, I fell into running, perhaps because it's easier to just put on a pair of shoes and get out there. All you former swimmers out there know what I'm talking about. When no one is expecting you at swim practice, it's pretty easy to come up with a handful of reasons why you shouldn't and/or don't need to go swimming. So, long story short, I run now. I could start swimming again at any point. I could also fall victim to the triathlon bug and buy a bike. But for now, I run.