Hi! My name is Dave and I am lucky enough to have been chosen by Rick from Runnez to be able to blog about my new running journey.
I have never liked running. Never. Ever.
The only time I ever ran was to chase after a ball or to get out of the way of something.
I do enjoy a range of other activities - just never running.
Rick and I met through a mutual friend and hit it off from day one.
I always showed interest in his Runnez program, but was quite happy to not participate.
There were always a few main reasons for my not wanting to run. Firstly, I never really got the urge to just go for a run - it never occurred to me. Secondly, I've always had issues with my knees - ever since I was about 15 playing AFL football.
After the surgery I had on my knee at the time, I remember the doctor saying to me that I would never squat again and would never run.
Rick told me about 'Runnez Virtual', his platform for doing Runnez programs via your phone, tablet, computer or TV.
I thought this was something I could get on board with. I've never been one to exercise in front of others if I can avoid it and I also remember being teased at high school for the way I ran.
I turn 40 next year and want to work hard to make sure I enjoy a long and healthy life. To accomplish that I think I need to eat better, exercise more and spend quality time with those I care about most.
I think the food and exercise will help me be the best person I can be - and the onflow of that is being able to enjoy my life more.
Tomorrow will be my first day running, my first day looking carefully at what I eat and my first day sharing my journey with you.
I decided to call this blog Running Naked. Why? Because I feel like I'm baring my all on the page and that, to me, is the same as standing in the middle of the MCG on Grand Final day. Naked.
I hope you enjoy the ride.