I did it. I woke up early, drove through the darkness to Austin’s downtown marathon course, met a bunch of like-minded crazies and ran up and down the drizzle-soaked streets for 3.1 miles. I received a surprisingly hearty medal for my efforts — and a meaningful feeling of accomplishment. I also learned a few things you might find useful.
About the Average Runner: John C. is a Life Fitness employee who ran his first 5K more than 15 years ago and has been hooked on running since. He’s not particularly fast or svelte, and he’s proof that you don’t have to be to an incredible athlete to put in the miles. Starting is the hardest part.