Four weeks after that half marathon race,
I will be running in my first marathon.
A few of you have asked if I am training for one and I just could not keep it a secret any longer. At first I wasn't even sure if I was actually going to go through with it because of my knee pain. But then as I started to make my comeback and my knee pain subsided I thought that maybe I could actually run the marathon.
See here is what happened - my best friend and also my running buddy has wanted to run a marathon for over a year now but I really have not had the desire. We kept putting it off until last November when she got engaged! Plans were quickly formed for her wedding in October 2012 which kind of put a fall marathon out of the question. She mentioned that she really wanted to run a spring marathon and although I was apprehensive, I decided to sign up with her.
It is still a long way off (14 weeks) and I am still incredibly nervous about my ever increasing weekly mileage but having a great buddy to do all the long runs with has definitely helped. I honestly don't think I would have signed up for this if I had to train and race mostly alone.
I am not sure I will like the marathon distance, but I am going to try it at least once to say I have done it. We will see what happens after that. All the training/running has already proved to be a big time commitment and I still have a long way to go.
97 days and counting....