Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I have done something that I never thought I would do.  Ever.  I signed up for a marathon.   That's right...a full 26.2 miles of running.   After completing 4 half marathons and many other races of varying distances, it just seemed like 'the next thing'.   No.   It's more than that.  It is an accomplishment in which very few people can find the courage and discipline within themselves to go for it.  The sport of distance running has provided me with countless benefits in my physical and mental wellbeing, and hopefully by sharing my experiences, I can help someone else find the unexpected joy that I have found.  

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.  

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