June 29, 2014

My first 5k

After eight weeks of training, I just ran my first (nonstop) 5k.

I've been putting a lot of work into my physical fitness for the last few months, and I'm stronger today than I've ever been. I feel better, I'm happier, and I'm more productive. When you take care of your body, it tends to return the favor.

I owe this milestone to the Nike+ Running app, which is essentially a personal trainer in my pocket. It tells me what to do each day, and I do it. That's not all, though—it also tracks my distance every time I run, and there's no way to catch up if I get behind. It's nice to have that sense of obligation to get my ass out of bed in the morning.

Running is a great hobby to have, particularly for folks who spend hours staring at a screen each day. Get out there and make it happen.