Starting something new always brings both a sense of anticipation and a sense of apprehension. There is the excitement of having a vision and a desire to see the vision take shape. But that emotion is mitigated by the dread of knowing how much work will be required to see this new adventure move forward.
Couch 2 BQ is a site about running. It’s a home where I write about my experiences going from a coach potato to a Boston Marathon qualifier.
But Couch 2 BQ is more than just a running journal. It’s also a methodology for improving your life.
There are 86,400 seconds in every day. For most of us, one-third of those seconds are spent sleeping. Another one-third are spent working.
That leaves 28,800 seconds available for everything else – commuting to work, taking the kids to school, preparing and eating meals, time for yourself.
And of course, if you want to become a Boston Marathon qualifier, you’ll need to dedicate a large portion of that time to running.
And to accomplish this means setting priorities. Without priorities, those seconds will get consumed by other activities.
Would you rather sit down and binge watch a new Netflix series or run for two hours?
Taking control of your life means sacrificing the mindless, effortless, escapism of sitting on the couch for something better.
And that’s what this site is really about.
In the coming weeks, I’ll introduce myself a little more, talk about my background as a runner, and explore why I want to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Until then, happy trails!