I began running when I got my dog, and got a divorce. Those two things seem to go hand in hand usually…either a dog or a new haircut, I suppose comes after a divorce a breakup, but moving on: I started running to lose some weight, and then soon realized that I loved the process of running. When I exercise, I need to be moving the whole time, and I prefer high intensity. I soon began teaching in a high school, and found it very motivating to run as running helps my creative juices flow, and it was during these long runs I thought of some of my greatest lesson plans. As I lost kept running, I started losing weight. As I lost weight, I got a hot girlfriend, who turned into my hot wife, and she is my motivation. Mostly because I want to be healthy and happy with her for as long as I can. Running brings us together, and it keeps us happy. For runners who haven’t realized they are runners yet, I would say to set an easy goal. Maybe a mile. See if you can run a mile. Then run that until it becomes easy. Then run two miles until it’s easy. Then run four, etc. But always push yourself, it’s worth it. And there is always time. It’s not illegal to run after work, it’s not illegal to run in the dark, or in the cold, or in the morning…so there’s no excuse, because there’s always time. If there’s time to drink, there’s time to run.