Back in the saddle again

Did you miss me?

 

Don't answer that (unless the answer is yes).

 

After a nearly two-month hiatus, my blog for beginning runners is back. As always, I'll be looking for opportunities to help promote races and running activities in the Augusta area. Send the info my way if you have something coming up.

 

And for the next blog, I'll provide information on the area's long-awaited race organizers' forum. It's set for Aug. 27, with details to come.

 

Meanwhile, I thought I'd share a link to a piece by The Oatmeal, an online cartoonist and satirist who also - as this latest installment shows - is a pretty serious distance runner. It's a great read for anyone who is into running. (Warning: Some of his language is a wee bit beyond PG-13.)

 

Read it here: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running

 

Geez. Ultramarathons? I'm not there yet - if ever. 

 

Keep me posted on those upcoming races.

  

Let's hit the road!

  

(Barry L. Paschal is a perpetual beginner who rediscovered running after a health scare in 2012. Retiring from the media this year after 30 years, he now serves as senior director of marketing and communications for Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA.)

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