First, my name is John Stasulli…and I have a problem.. the best problem EVER! I’m a runner! I am married to my beautiful wife Elizabeth, have three amazing kids (who are all grown), and 3 1/2 dogs. 2 Labs, a Husky Something-or-other, and a Maltese (now you know where the 1/2 comes from).
So why in the world do I run!? To start the discussion on my current life, we need to go back to my previous life. I retired from the Army as an Infantryman after 14 years and ran throughout my time in the Army… To make it short; I DESPISED RUNNING! There was nothing I hated more than running every morning with my various units. For me, simply running 2 miles during Physical Training (PT) was dreadful.
Seriously.. why in the world would you want to run anywhere! Oddly enough, when I retired in 2004 I realized that the PT that I endured in the Army was actually keeping me in some type of shape and when I retired, I quickly discovered that without PT, my body took on another “shape”. Here is where my journey began. (No…we are not sharing those pictures!) 😀