There are very few things in my life that I am addicted to. Even the typical “American addictions” don’t usually show up in my day-to-day life. I enjoy Netflix, but haven’t truly binged on anything since The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt came out. I like sweets, but can’t eat them often because of the way I feel later in the day. I can’t drink caffeine, so my (decaf) coffee consumption limits the joy I get from a coffee shop visit. On the other hand, I’m mildly obsessed with trying new foods – especially “healthy” ones. I also really enjoy finding local beers.
In January of 2014, I ran the Walt Disney World Marathon with my dad. I say run very loosely. We probably ran for about half the marathon. Then walked, then walked slowly, then kind of leaned forward and hoped that our legs would move up to catch ourselves. And catch us they did. Just one year prior to the marathon, neither of us had run more than a mile or so. But we trained for it, we ran some half marathons, and we accomplished our goal. Here are some of the lessons that came out of that experience: 1) Don’t