Michael D. Butler shares his running story.

I don’t enjoy running.


I ran my first marathon in 2008. It was a bucket list item that I realized at 39 1/2 I wanted to do by age 40. So the first day I go out and run a block and am out of steam, the next day I run a block and 2 mail boxes and can’t catch my breath and I realize I need help! So I google “running shoes” and “running group” and 6 months later I’m crossing the finish line with my 4 sons cheering me on, in fact, they ran the last 3 miles with me.