I have been toying with the idea for a while, and I am still not 100% sure yet, but I think I am going to run a full marathon in November. Last year I ran the 1/2 marathon and I trained really well for it and it was actually easy, I truly felt like I could have kept going. I am still wrestling with the idea and I have a little while to make the decision but I think it would be an amazing feeling to do a full marathon. I read in a magazine last week that less than 1% of the population has done a marathon and I think that would be such a cool feeling.
To get ready I will run a few races this summer, and I am considering doing a sprint triathlon which will be a lot of fun.
This is a big deal for me because I used to hate running. As an athlete, whenever we got into trouble our punishment was running. So for a really long time I hated to run, hated it. After college, I told myself that I was not going to run for 6 months, and I didn't. Eventually I started to miss it and I have been running pretty consistently ever since.
I really like doing races because it makes me feel strong and I really like running with others. There is such a strong feeling of comradery between the runners and there is nothing else like it.
So we shall see. At minimum I will run the 1/2 but hopefully I will make up my mind and do the full.