Running the Wrong Way
Running The Wrong Way
Don't let someone else's rules get in your way!

Finding Your Stride

Joining the RTWW Team

So if you want to join in this community, please do.  Its simple. 

1.) Like our Facebook Page (Running The Wrong Way).  I'll post more often there and let you know when a new Blog post is going up or other updates are happening. 

2.) Join our e-Newsletter by sending me a quick request through the contact page and providing your email.

3.) Follow me on Twitter: @RunTheWrongWay

4.) Follow me on Instagram: @RunningTheWrongWay

5.)  Come back to checkout updates at our website regularly.  With many big events coming up in my life, I will be sharing them here!

Continued From the First Page

...This website and blog are meant to provide information and create another place for runners worldwide to connect.  One thing I have definitely learned over my years as a runner: The running community is what makes running the most amazing sport one can claim as their own.​​​

So if you want to join in this community, please do.  Its simply.  Feel free to comment on my blogs, join my Facebook group, and send me running questions.  Remember, I am simply a runner, but I will do my best to answer the questions you have.  But most of all, I look forward to getting to expand my running community!

A couple of ground rules:​
1.) I'm a runner, but I am not a career running professional. Most of what I share is based on personal experience and opinion.  What works for me may not work for you, but don't knock it before you try it.

2.) I'm a pharmacist and professor at my day job. Because of that, I like to talk science, especially the science of running, but I promise to keep it within reason.

​3.) Your running experience is just that, YOURS!  I will share stories, pointers, & support, but it all comes back to the individual you look at everyday in the mirror.

4.) Ever go to the gym and feel like everyone is staring at you because you don't know where to start? No one likes that feeling.  You should never feel that way when picking up running.  Want more information on a story I posted, email me.  I'll do my best to respond in a timely manner.  My goal is to help you become a "better" runner and if I leave out important information, ask!

5.) Enjoy the journey and remember, sometimes it is a race.
This website and blog are meant to provide information and create another place for runners worldwide to connect.  One thing I have definitely learned over my years as a runner: The running community is what makes running the most amazing sport one can claim as their own. 

About Me

I am a busy professional who loves running and how it has helped to shape who I am.  Running has changed my perspective on life and made me realize the importance that physical health can have on me and those around me.  Through running, healthy eating, and incorporating physical fitness in most aspects of life,
I have become more at peace, driven, and Happy!  I want to share what running has done for me with whoever wants to listen.
 
I love to get off the pavement and hit the trails.  This picture is from the top of Santiago Peak, the highest peak located near me.  On the weekends, I often am running through the trails surrounding Santiago Peak and throughout Orange County.  I was introduced to running and fell in love with trail running while living in Duluth, MN.  Now I get to enjoy trail running year round.  I have also added using running or biking to commute to work since moving out west and love to build running or physical fitness into my every day life.  

I have somehow managed to convince my wife that she wanted to join me, both in life and running.  She tends to stick to an annual half marathon and occasional 5ks, but we both use running as a way to get to know new people and find new things to do.
Have I mentioned that I love a good foot race.  Marathons are my preferred distance, but if you challenge me to a race, distance doesn't really matter.  I also don't worry to much about whether I have the chance to beat you, I just like a good challenge.  If I don't stand a chance, I'll just have to settle for giving everything I got to make it a challenege.
​Dr. Alia Tomasewski
Runner to be Named
Dan Tomaszewski
My partner in the Running the Wrong Way adventure is my amazing wife.  Dr. Alia, my in-house chiropractor, provides me with inspiration and direction as I have worked and continue to work to build this project.  She is also the mother of my soon to be joining us daughter.  Alia went from my cheerleader, to running partner, back to cheerleader until after she will be ready to jump back into running.  Alia will at times be adding a blog to the site when her busy schedule allows.
The Running the Wrong Way team is about to gain some free labor this summer (although I hear they aren't very productive at first).  It may be awhile before she will be a runner, but we will be putting her to work as training resistence in hill runs coming this summer.  More information to follow!
I jumped into running in 2011 and ran my first marathon that fall.  Since then I have spent a lot of my "spare time" learning the ins and outs of proper running technique and becoming a well-rounded runner. I have spent time on local running teams, working with local running experts, and reading way more about running than any one person should. I started this project in an effort to share my passion and knowledge.