So, it's time to put up. I've had a goal for several years now of running a marathon by the time I turned 40. Mind you, I'm not a long distance runner now; in fact, the furthest distance I've ever run has been a 10k-1/4 of a marathon...This was done last year, in preparation of running the goal marathon. See-being the scardey cat that I am, I have been working up to running a marathon for 3 years now! Three years ago, I ran my first 5k (after never being able to run more than 2k, and after recoveirng from knee surgery). Two years ago, I ran an 8k. Last year, 10k. This year was supposed to be the year of the half-marathon-20k. And, then next year was to be 30k, and the following year, my last year in my 30s, was to be 40k-a marathon.
Well, I've been thinking lately that I'm simply postponing what is hopefully the inevitible, and if I continue to 'prepare', I may just psych myself out of being able to do it. SO HERE IT IS:
I'm going to run that half marathon by the end of the year (never mind that my gym attendence the past year has been horrible...), and I WILL run that marathon before my wedding day next year.
So, that gives me until April 30, 2011 to do this. And really, as I'll be heading to the US the week before the wedding, it really gives me until April 22. And, as I don't really want to be hobbling on the plane as I head to the US, my plan is to run 40k by April 16th. If anything, this will be good wedding-fitness preparation, right? Right?...
There you go. It's out there in the public domain now. If I decide not to do it now, I'll have to publicly 'fess up, and I'm not one to do that. No pressure.
Oh, and did I mention that I don't run anywhere but on a treadmill? I'll run this entire marathon at my local gym. Should be fun. :) And painful. ok. Now, I'm nervous.