When I look back to my first run less than 2 years ago, I am just amazed at how weak I was! Part of this amazement is that I always considered myself pretty strong.
Who did people go to to help with patient lifting? Me!
Whose 6'4", 230 +/- pound frame discouraged some other guys from getting out of control at a party or bar? Me (luckily people didn't know that this discouragement was undeserving)
Who would start working out with weights and a month later have progressed in pounds and reps more than his friends?
That's right, Me!
It turns out that I had no core! And of course, by core, I'm not talking abs, I'm talking about the why I was too frequently injured playing rugby, why I had shin splints every beginning of the rugby season, why I couldn't jump as well as I should have been able too! Why I had problems with sciatica and other pain.
I was weak!
I still have a lot of work to do and will keep with my running strength exercises twice a week for the rest of this marathon training but, based on my progress so far, I can claim that...
I am strong!
And this strength is really going to show on May 24th in Stillwater!