People ask me why I run. Probably the best answer that I can think of is that it is a concrete way to see your hard work pay off. You don't always get that from your job, or other aspects of your life, but with running, if you put the work in, you WILL benefit and keep improving. I am addicted to improving.
I am ready to be a part of the brave group that is "doing the full" instead of saying "just the half". I am ready to cross that finish line knowing that for the rest of my life, I can say I have run a marathon. I am ready to upgrade from 13.1 to 26.2. I am ready to go for it!
The marathon I will be running is the Philadelphia Marathon and will be on November 18, 2012. That gives me about 21 weeks to train. I will hopefully be diligent about updating this opportunity to document a life-changing experience.