My name is David Wilkerson I have been asked to do a blog for the upcoming CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon! I am excited about this opportunity to share what running has done for me and offer tips and insights regarding training, nutrition, injury prevention and motivation. First a little bit about me. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. I am married and have two amazing teenagers that keep me on my toes! I started running when I was 12 years old because my mom wouldn’t let me play football, which at the time I was very disappointed about. Then, good friend talked me into trying cross country and track and here I am! I ran in middle school, high school and college and most recently have been coaching girl’s cross country at a local area high school.
When I first started running I didn’t really understand what I was doing and it took me some time to figure out this crazy sport that I was now participating in. After running many miles with a lot of patience I finally started to figure it all out and it has truly helped shape me into the person I am today. I have been running both competitively and leisurely for over 25 years. With running I have experienced both the highs of highs and the lows of lows that come with this sport and through every experience I have learned something about myself in the process. My goal is to share my views and personal experiences that I have gone through and have seen with my years of running and coaching. I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts with everyone and hope you find the blog to be very beneficial and motivating.