My name is Jeff Genova and I am a runner. Sounds like AA, well I am an addict. I love to run. I love the freedom. I love the people. I lust for the trails. But sometimes I love it too much it takes over my life and I need to check my priorities at the door and reign my zest back in.
I have been running for 18+ years. I started after an injury forced me to retire from my first love Lacrosse where I looked at running as a punishment. I remember the first day I went out for a run for pleasure and not for punishment. It was after about a 1 year layoff of any exercise and was far from being in good shape. I made it 1/4 mile and I was spent! Since that time I have run five 100 mile races (two of which I only made it 93.5 miles and 99.1 miles but, that is a story for another day). I have run 26 marathons in 15 states with my last at the Boston Marathon this last April with Tom.
I am currently on the mend from ankle surgery this past December. I received 75 Kevlar stitches and a skin graph from a cadaver. The surgery was the result of a two running accidents. I get to start back running on Monday March 7th. I can not wait! I have a goal of running a 100 mile race this fall and the blog will be a great place to tell everyone about my road from zero to 100 miles.