Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Marathon

Driving down the freeway this morning, I saw a billboard for a marathon that was coming up in June. A marathon has always been something I've wanted to participate in, but I've been afraid that I couldn't hack it.

Seeing this billboard got my adrenaline pumping like it hasn't ever done before for some reason, and by the time I got to work, I was ready to sign up. I talked to a co-worker who started training a few weeks ago for a June marathon, and he only made me more excited.

I called my sister, who has been running longer than me, and has already done a half-marathon, and was training for a full marathon when she hurt her foot last year, and asked her what she thought. She talked me down from the June ledge, suggesting a more prudent plan.

Since I haven't run much in the last two months, I needed a little more time to get into marathon shape. So, my sister suggested that we train for a half marathon in June, and then ramp up the training for the full marathon in September.

So, I looked up a local marathon that would be taking place in September, and we're set.

I am committed. It's been on my bucket list since I was in college, and this year I will achieve it.

I am running my first marathon on September 14th.

2 comments:

  1. You're a better man than I Big. I stopped after the half-marathon. But you bet your sweet bippy that the 13.1 magnet is on my truck. Do it Big. It's something to be truly proud of.

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  2. Great plan to run the half in June and the full in Sept. Your sis gave good advice.

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