Cool, hi. I started a blog. Why. First of all because I was inspired by Cyr, Freake, Rae and of course my favorite blog, LeBlogDuRob, Rob Watson. I enjoy reading about their running and hope my tidbits and experiences can be half as interesting as Mr Watson's. Second, I wanted a place to spam my thoughts and ideas in a public space. A blog seemed like a reasonable location. As for the name, I want to thank David Freake, he was talking about how consistency is the key to success and used the metaphor "Rome wasn't built in a day". Since that's my nickname and I believe getting fast is a process I figured it was a reasonable name for the blog.
As for who I am, my name is Roman Justinen and I'm from small town central Alberta. I'm a 4th year distance runner from U of Calgary. Part of the #NiceGuysWorkHardLoveTheGame Thanks Kitely-McInnes. I used to be pretty bad at running (4:34 1500m in HS) and then progressed pretty quickly once I got to U of C (3:50 last summer, I'm still no Palamar). I live in a Track Shack with Alex 'Hames' James, Ryan Grieco and Bill Hoppe. We mostly run, eat and sleep a ton so it's ideal for getting fast.
Things you'll be reading about in this blog. As Hames put it, "This is a tale of an effervescent, young boy from Rocky Mountain House who journeyed to the big city to make a name for himself on the track only to find love, existential contemplation and friendship along the way." A real wordsmith that kid is. It's going to be mostly about running because duh. We might touch on some topics I find interesting such as leadership, gender equality and the mentality of winning as they tie into my running experience.
Happy Consistent Running,