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Hi! My name is Ron!


Running From Debt on the Golden Gate Bridge (SF Half-Marathon; July 29, 2012)

In 2010, I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesia here in California. Like many college students across the country, I did not have a rich uncle or a stash of cash under my pillow to pay for college. So I had to do what many of us had to do and take out student loans to finance my higher education. In the process, I gained about 15 lbs. by not eating healthy and not being as active as I want to be. Spending 40+ hours in the Operating Room while studying for tests will do that to you.

I am not a runner.
I am in debt.

I want to reverse the two statements and one day have it read:

I am a runner.
I am NOT in debt!

“Difficult takes a Day; Impossible takes a Week!” Jay-Z

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step”- Lao-tzu  

So this blog is my journey to get out and run more while I get out of debt; hence Running from Debt! Thank you for taking the time and visiting my blog! I know how valuable time is for everyone and I appreciate you all for reading and contributing some helpful insight.

Stay in contact with me through Twitter and Facebook! I would love to from you!!

You can also contact me through email: Ron [at] Running From Debt [dot] com.

Thank you for visiting Running From Debt!

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  • Dan April 4, 2012, 4:50 pm

    Ron, best of luck with your challenges, I hope to read a success story here in the months ahead.

    • admin April 4, 2012, 10:10 pm

      Thanks Dan! You will definitely be reading about my half-marathon success! Do you have any advice for me as far as staying motivated during my long runs?

  • Dan April 6, 2012, 1:05 pm


    For longer runs in Urban areas (I find when on the trails I rarely need music, the scenery keeps my mind so occupied) I use music to keep me a little distracted, I am actually terrible for switching between tracks, I always try to find the song that I want to hear at that instance to pick me up a bit.
    The other thing on the longer runs, try not to do a there and back run, try and make a loop/circuit, this actually makes it easier to maintain your focus.

    Hope this helps
    All the best

    • admin April 7, 2012, 9:22 am

      Thanks Dan! I do notice that on my there and back runs, I lose focus earlier in my runs. I also like trail runs because of the scenery, but living in Los Angeles, there are not as much trail runs. We do have the beach, which is wonderful for early morning runs!


  • charles@gettingarichlife.com September 13, 2012, 7:45 pm

    I recently got married and my wife is a nurse. I’m the finance practical guy, and she likes shiny things without thinking about the cost. But she has been getting better, but since buying a house we have started becoming cash poor. Definitely trying to avoid debt. Good luck on your journey.

    • Ron September 13, 2012, 10:43 pm

      Do you find that buying your house makes your finances tight? Or are you finding ways to save and trim your monthly budget? Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it! Good luck on your journey also!

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