Hello, I am Kenneth and I’m a runner.
Here’s my life story in one paragraph:
I grew up in San Jose, California and lived there for my first 23 years. In 1988, I moved to the Central Valley (cheaper housing) where I lived for the next 20 years. In 1989, I became a proud daddy for the first time to the beautiful Brittani Alexandra Wagner. My current home is in Honolulu on the island of Oahu (since 2007). I married the lovely Miss Genalyn Mercurio (8-12-09) who is the angel of my life. We became the proud parents of Gabriel Kenneth Mercurio Wagner on 4-24-10.
Okay, now for my running story:
I have always loved running. During my late teens and early 20’s, all runs were 2 to 3 miles and I didn’t wear a watch (or other timing device). During my mid-20’s, I developed shin splints (now called Medial tibial stress syndrome). The problem persisted which caused me to gravitate towards cycling. When I turned 40, I finally decided to give running another try. For the next 3 years I both ran & cycled (not at the same time ;-)). When moving to Hawaii, I left my bike behind (didn’t feel it would be safe to cycle on Oahu) so it’s been “run only” for me up to the present.
I’ve been passionate about running shoes for many years. It started when I bought my first pair of running shoes/trainers in 1990. They were the Asics GT III (with the gel system) and the rest is history! If you’re looking for running shoes, I’m here to help. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask because…I am Kenneth and I’m a runner!