Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Marathon Madness

As I sat watching the Biggest Looser last season, this insane thought entered my mind, "You could run a 1/2 marathon. If the contestants can run a full fledge marathon by the end of the show, you could run a 1/2."
The thought stayed with me and soon turned in to a New Year's resolution to PREPARE to run a 1/2 marathon. I had all year to PREPARE to run. This was something I seriously thought I could do. Then my good friend, Curt, raised the bar a little higher for me and told me that he is preparing to run a 1/2 and that I should join him. Then he told me that the marathon is JUNE 12th!!!!
Instead of a whole year just to PREPARE, I am now training to run a 1/2 in six months. I am going from ground zero. It truly is maddening! I am seriously insane.The treadmill kicks my butt daily and the goal seems so far out of reach. I've enlisted the help of my hubby, Dan, to be my running partner. I just hope that I will be able to keep up with him. I have never done anything so difficult in all my life...yet, each day when I'm done running/walking, I am so proud of myself! I really hope that I can do this!
I want this to be more than just some insane thought or silly New Year's resolution. I want this to become a reality and a huge accomplishment. Wish me luck!