After hearing that several friends will be doing the Shamrock Shuffle this year, I decided I wanted to challenge myself to it again. I did it two years ago, in 2007. I did little to no training for that, and ran at about a 13min/mile pace. I’m hoping to bring that down to a 10min/mile pace with some proper training.

I look at this as a way to start out 2009 and hopefully, the rest of my life: As a fresh start to making a better me.

A pic of me from 2007 finishing the race: