My First Marathon

October 20, 2012

I have run maybe a total of 5 miles over the last 4 years, and that's combining all miles run. But I have always loved a challenge, so that is what has led me to start training for my first marathon at age 42. I am not really sure what is so exciting about running 26.2 miles! Maybe it's the little running shorts I will get to wear for the first time. The short I have made fun of people wearing for years, now I am going to be 'that guy!' Help me Jesus!

I have thought of running in a marathon on many occasions, but not seriously until I was having a cup of coffee with a friend from church and he mentioned planning to run in the Kansas City Marathon. I thought, "I could do that ... I should do that ... I will do that!" It took me a day to really make sure I could and would commit. (I like to under commit and over deliver.)

So today I woke up and thought, "I better start 'training' for this marathon if I am going to finish it."

TRAINING DAY ONE: I ran 2.0 Miles in just under 20 minutes! And I felt good, I could have gone another mile, I think. I know that that's slow ... but it's a start.