(This blog was originally entitled Run, Jus, Run but upon a second reading of it I realize it’s more about the little things that get us moving than about my actual attempt at running. So, let’s go with that.)

Just a short entry today because I’m inspired to go run. Yes. Run. I never run. In fact, my regular statement when asked if I run is that I only run when being chased (preferably by a small yappy dog and not by a mountain lion). But, yesterday a friend of mine posted a link to this blog by a guy who is a weight loss/life change superstar. On Jess’ stellar recommendation, I checked it out.

Oh. My. God. If doing so wouldn’t get me arrested for stalking, I would track this guy down and follow him around every day just to experience his energy. I have a feeling that he could create a positive experience out of standing in line at the IRS to hand them an appallingly large check for back taxes. And, to top it off, he’s absolutely darling.  Consider these three things: 1) he’s cute, 2) he’s funny, and 3) he loves his grandma and his running partners are his dad and his brother. Can I get a collaborative “Awwwwwwwww”?

The web site is called Ben Does Life, and it is well worth investigating. Make sure you watch the video called “My 120 Pound Journey” in the About Me section. This young man went from couch potato to Ironman in two years. If I can’t run a 5k by summer, I am hopeless.

Firing up the iPod and heading out with the dog now. It’s going to be a slow, ugly, and unpleasant mile marked by copious profanity, but I’m going to do it because Jus does life too.