I have been running since 19. Let me rephrase that. I have been running for exercise since 19. And since then, I’ve always wanted to enter some kind of marathon. I wanted a t-shirt. I wanted those little energy drinks they give out. I wanted to have that feeling of accomplishing something so physical.But… like many goals, I put that goal, or my goal of running in a marathon off.
But, then, and with the encouragement of my sister, I decided this year, as one of my New Year’s resolutions to take the plunge. Yeah. I mean, sure, I had a baby in October and sure I just cancelled my gym membership, but somehow, the idea of entering a marathon made sense.
So, I signed up for a marathon. I signed up for a marathon in June. It’s a 10 k. It’s a walk and run marathon so I figure that I will, if nothing else, finish. I’m not very concerned about my time or any rewards. I just want to finish.
To finish, I’ve kind of been training. I got a jogging stroller two weeks ago, and I’ve been running, and, mostly, walking with that. It’s been interesting to say the least. And while I don’t think I’m “there” yet, or where I need to be to do the marathon without dying, but I’m slowly getting there. Slowly.
Have you ever entered a marathon? Any tips that you’d be willing to pass on?