Call me crazy, but i've signed up for a marathon. Okay, you can stop laughing now.
Some friends of mine talked me into it. I spent a couple of weeks deliberating. Going back and forth between "there's NO way" and "maybe it's possible?" I figure the worst that could happen is I have to walk. (Although, as I was looking for a picture for this post I came across an article of a young man that died after crossing the marathon finishing line. But there were some water issues, heat issues...i'll try to just pretend I didn't see that article.) So we've been training for a few weeks. So far i'm up to running 15/16 miles a week. In a few months it will be up to 35 a week. I do my weekly runs on my own, and then we run together on the weekends. I'm slower than molasses, and I feel a bit like the hippo from Madagascar when I run, but I get it done. It's been do-able so far but I have to admit i'm SCARED for what's to come. I still don't understand why people would WANT to run marathons regularly, but I'm looking forward (kind of)to the challenge and just being able to say i've done it! Wish me luck....i'll need it.