Friday, August 5, 2011

Maybe marathon?

I have always wanted to do a marathon and a I think the time is now! I have two done half marathons and loved them, but when I finished both of them, I took a nice long break from running. My end goal was the half, so I felt like I deserved a break at the end of each one. I have always loved running though, so even when I am not training for anything, I am still running about 10-15 miles/week.

I am thinking that the Rock n' Roll USA marathon in DC on March 17 will be the one. I'm super stoked to have a goal now because it will make it easier to run and have a schedule that I need to follow. I'm also excited because it gives me a legitimate excuse to buy new gear! I really want a running watch--that will be first on the list.

The other good news is that I think Josh is going to do it with me! I don't know if he will be able to spend all that time running and not biking, but we will see.
I am so impatient that I just want to start training now, even though I don't need to seriously start for a couple of months probably.

Visitors will of course be welcomed and appreciated for this big life event!
One of the things that has helped me get motivated for this is The Hungry Runner Girl blog. She has such a great outlook on life, running, and exercise in general. Reading her struggles and triumphs each day has inspired me!
Anyway, it is not set in stone yet, but I really want to! I have to admit that having a supportive husband who wants to join makes a huge difference.


  1. Oh my gosh, you have to do it! That would be so awesome and you guys could totally manage it! You would probably die, but everyone does, right? ;)
    It's so fun to have a goal to work towards and that's a much cheaper option than climbing mt.everest :)
    Plus, jogging is much easier than biking in the winter, so Josh won't really miss prime biking season.
    If you do it, you have to keep updates on your blog!

  2. Awesome goal! We are thinking of training for a half marathon in Lancaster, PA on Nov. 5th. I can do a really slow 5k 4-5 times a week... but I'm not sure about working up to a 1/2 marathon, yikes!