How did I start to Run?

I am moving this blog post from different location. It was published on Monday, June 9, 2008.


These days’ people ask, how did I start running? Have been running for a while? High School? College? My answer is that I have never run as much as I run now.

I started to run many times in my life. I remember running in Nepal. But I have quit as many times as I have started. I had no desire to go on. Somehow, it never occurs to me that one day I will pick my running habit where I left of long time ago. I taught and coached a soccer team at a military school for 6 years. I tried to run as well. It still did not work.

 I remember one day coming out of gym, I was told by a co-work of mine “You should be running Mercedes Marathon (half)”. I told her that I was not a runner. But, I liked that idea of running at that moment. As soon as I got home, I looked up the marathon info. Sure enough, it is listed. When I got to office next day, I looked for place to sign up. I found that my company pays part of the race. I was very excited. I decided to run. Now I am becoming a runner.

 Now, that is all history… I have not looked back since that day. I have been running and running…. I have covered about 500+ miles since oct of 2007, which is not just simple achievement.


2 thoughts on “How did I start to Run?

  1. Hey Suman, I am glad to know that you are going to participate in the marathon. However, I do have some concerns as well: since you have been living in Alabama for so long, it is time for some change. I mean it would be great feeling to breath non-Alabama air after so long. You seemed to be Forest Gumped a little bit…hahaha…..

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