Thursday, January 19, 2012

why I'm running a marathon

I am running a marathon because I can.

Because I've run 4 half marathons, some 10ks and a 15k.  It's next, right?

I'm running because I am goal-oriented.  I enjoy working towards something.

In a life that is extremely unpredictable--because that's just how kids are--running is a constant for me.  Training is a constant.

Running is straightforward. If I follow the training plan, if I don't push myself too hard, but I do challenge myself--I will reach my goal.

I'm running a marathon because I have an amazing husband who has supported me all the way and put up with me being gone almost every Saturday morning, our only day off together.

I'm running a marathon because I want to inspire my children, my daughters, to achieve, to work hard towards a goal and see it come to pass.

I'm running a marathon because it's my sport.  A sport in which I am the only member of the team, and I only have to compete against myself.

Because I want to put a 26.2 on my minivan.

Over 6 years ago I ran my first mile and it felt like a marathon.  Yet somehow, I was hooked.  5 years ago this month I ran my first half marathon in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

I ran 17 miles in November in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Sunday I will run a full marathon.

Just because.