Before I was 30, I was normal. I went to parties, dated regular women, ate and drank with some degree of flaw and talked to regular people about normal, everyday subjects. When I came to DC, I found an interesting way to meet people was to go jogging. I would do this to get dates and such. Somehow, I began running faster. I met Ben Cooke one day on the Rock Creek Park trail and he convinced me to run harder and train and such. After this time(4 years ago), I started to run harder and run with serious runners. Since then, running has become too much and all encompasing. I love it but it has made me a different person, so to speak. For good and bad. Another path on my life journey, that's all.
Anyway, it was explained and put into context when I read ONCE A RUNNER. I started and finished it in two hrs at Starbucks, yesterday. Two hrs of reading explains the past four years of my life.
Who would have thunk running is so "ALL POWERFUL".
Interesting times ahead.