Taking my own advice.

The other day, I was talking to my 16 years old sister after school and she mentioned that she would like to go out for a sport. I immediately dropped the idea of running and told told her that I feel as though nothing has changed me more in my life (aside from maybe my mission) than the 4 years I spent running and training year round. Well, she said she wants to swim... which is great, swimming is hard and I'm sure she's up to it, but it just got me thinking about what I had told her. Ofttimes, verbalization is pretty important to realizing just what one believes (maybe that's why we are counseled to share our testimonies?).

Anyway, despite the craziness of my life at the moment, I have decided to again lace up those shoes everyday and start racking up the mileage. It's not going to be easy. I don't have the life changing coach I had before (Ed Murrell), I don't have team mates to poke and prod me when my will starts to give out, and at the moment I really don't have anything to shoot for besides a sense of accomplishment. Maybe I can find some goals, I think that would help.

Well, in order to give some sort of accountability, I have decided to account to you, the internet. Well, more specifically, who ever reads Jess and I's blog. I will be posting something after every run, be it a lot of a little, if for no other reason than to have a little bit more incentive and push until I get back into shape. So...

Day one
Ran mile and a half on Olympus High's track. It was cold. Albuteral kept the wheezing away.



  1. Good job Jake! I love running... but not in the cold! :) Good luck!

  2. Go Jake!! Personally, I'm into the running, for runnings sake. Away from bad guys? To get the first piece of cake? Sure. Other than that, no. I have similarly unfocused fitness related goals. Go to the gym once a week. Maybe Yoga a couple times a month.

    Good luck to you!

  3. Maybe you could get a chart and put gold stars on it? Nothing motivates like a gold star:)

  4. Good Luck, man. Maybe we can go together sometime.