HELLO AND WELCOME TO RUN DRINK EAT!
My name is Anthony and thank you for visiting RunDrinkEat. Over the next few weeks, months, and years I plan on sharing my running experience, favorite drinks, and best of all food! I decided to start this site after following social media pages, blogs related to running and figured why not create one of my own. With this site my plan is to encourage beginners that want to get active after years of being lazy. If I only reach one person and it makes a difference then it is a success, if not then hey at least I have a good log of my running activity! First let me get into a little about my background and then go into how the idea of rundrinkeat.com started.
Born and raised in Central New Jersey I was very active during my childhood. Early morning to dinner time I was always outside playing. You would only find me in the house when it was raining and I would still annoy my parents to let me go outside and play. For those that were young in the 80’s/early 90’s did not grow up with internet, iPads, or other really cool internet based technical devices, so for me rainy days consisted of sorting through baseball cards, watching the Yankees, or playing Ken Griffey Jr baseball on Nintendo with a 13 inch tv that weighed 101 lbs.
As my teenage years went on the activity faded. I started working at the age of 15 and my only real activity was High School gym class. Now this is where the running comes into play! I was not on the track team or cross country, but my running memory in High School was our timed mile. It was kind of a competition between a few of my classmates to see who could run the fastest. I would always be able to pull a high 6 to low 7 minute mile finishing first or second while the rest of the class would run/jog/walk. The final person would finished 10 minutes later only due to the gym teacher yelling to complete the 4th lap.
Now let’s fast forward another 15 years so I do not bore you with my retail management days. I wonder how many steps my watch would have displayed during a 12 hour shift! Okay that is enough about the retail! At this point in my life all types of fitness ended years ago unless saying how I could fitness entire 18 inch pizza pie in my belly! Oh how I miss New Jersey pizza. Now that I am in North Carolina I find my love for food is greater than it ever was. I am not saying the food is bad here I just miss my favorite NJ restaurants.
Married with two young children and working 50 plus hours a week understand the feeling at the end of each day/week. It felt impossible to find the time and energy to workout. Little did I know that something was about to click that help be discover the way to change my lifestyle. It started off with a combination of things one 4th of July week. My wife was brining up running and walking together for some time, I also have been watching those in my neighborhood run a lot more. I never got the balls to get off my ass and finally do it but after a freak throat infection that was so bad, a visit to the hospital was needed. I was given some steroids and morphine for the pain. I felt like death that weekend and it happened to turn into one of the best life changing moment ever! After my short stay in the hospital, I knew that was my little wake up call to get active and stop being a lazy (insert your favorite curse word). Over the next few months I was active in running, doing research, and making positive changes. I discovered several social sites related to running along with running blogs. I figure why not start one my own! Instantly the name popped in my head, RUN for obvious reasons, DRINK well because I love a good beer, and EAT do I need to say more?
How did you get started? Comment below and share your first running experience!