I was always an active youth, playing football, running track, etc. Over time, I became less and less active; letting teaching and schooling be an excuse. I stayed busy by coaching my student athletes in track and football. However in January, I decided I was going to be a runner. The farthest I had ever ran was 3 miles in all my 35 years. I knew the only way to make this happen was to sign up for a run. I signed up so I would be committed, and I went from couch to marathon in five months. The first step is definitely the hardest… finishing is easy.