Yes, I am quite original. This is my very first personal post.  I’ve blogged a little bit (stress on the “little” part) through work, but this is different.  I’ve decided to start blogging as a means to motivate myself to keep on running and improving both my endurance and my speed. I figure if I have to keep this thing updated, it’ll be a way of keeping me honest, making me pay attention to my progress, and motivate me to work out on days that I’d like nothing better to sit on my butt and watch TV. As my little brother says, half of the battle is getting out there and just doing it!