The Joy of Running

Earlier in 2017, my wife told me about an app called from couch to 5K (C25K). This eight week training program aims to get you in condition to complete a 5K race/event. I decided to download the app and begin training [in April 2017], and on Memorial Day, I finished my first 5K. This all came about as a result of previous failed attempts to complete the annual Cleveland Turkey Trot that takes place every Thanksgiving. My daughter, Marie, who is a cross country runner, encouraged me to start training earlier so I had enough time to properly condition for the race. What I enjoy about running, besides the physical benefits, is the convenience of walking out my front door, and, after a 4-5 minut