I'm originally from Tokyo, Japan who settled and been living in Seattle for over 15 years now. I did not grow up being runner but that changed 3 years ago. While I was watching TV, I saw an ad on 5K at Safeco Field and found out that the last stretch was from center field to the home base. How often can you run on a professional baseball field? Without hesitation, I signed up for it. I'm not fast runner and still job/run but trying to sign up for 5K races at least once a month to keep motivated. Running keeps my mind clear, destress and gives me energy.