Sunday, June 14, 2009


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.


Leanne said...

That is so great!!! I highly recommend it! I ran the Portland, OR marathon in Oct. 2006 and finishing it was probably one of THE most amazing feelings I have had yet in my life. Keep us posted on your decision. Training is a lot of hard work, but so totally worth it when you cross the finish line. Best wishes and happy training. :)

Rochelle said...

My husband did a 1/2 marathon last spring and wanted to do the Pittsburgh Marathon this year but he couldn't schedule it in. He's really set on doing one this year and thinks it's not only a physical accomplishment but a mental one as well. I can't run a city block myself, but I think it's an awesome goal!

Denise said...

I have done several 1/2 marathons and one full. The full is a long ways to go. Yet, I am so proud to say I have done one. If I do it again, I need to train better especially learning how to fuel while running. I can't wait to hear what you decide to do

Simplelivin' said...

That would be so fun! I also hated running until college and I didn't HAVE to do it. I've done a 1/2 marathon before, but I think a full one would be too much for me. Good luck with it!!!

Brooke said...

running a marathon is an incredible goal! i hope you push yourself and do it!! :)