I have been surprisingly quiet about this. For many reasons.
- Fear of failure
- Fear of not following through
- Fear of not being able to do it
MANY people have asked, "When are you doing a full marathon?" Usually I would just smile politely and say that I didn't think a full was ever in my future. Only during one of the half marathons did I feel good as I finished.
Well, never say never. Right?
I am training for a full marathon. And, I might be an idiot.
Last year I began running with See-Us Run Des Moines, which is a running group out of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. The group pairs an adult mentor runner with a student and together you train for a full marathon. Last year I ran with the group, but I was adamant that it was not the year for a full. My first year of teaching is hard enough, I knew throwing a full marathon into the mix would not be a good idea. I was right.
Now, a year later .... What is my excuse? Oh, yeah, I don't have one!! For me, running a full marathon is something that I want to say I did. It is a bucket list thing. I want to be able to say I trained my body to do it, and I did it. I do not care about time at all, and if it takes me six hours, then oh well!
This is purely to say I did it. In October, if all goes well, my bucket list will look like:
What is on your bucket list that scares you? Do you have any marathon tips for me?