Yes, that’s right… When I dream, I dream big. You see, I started back running a few months ago. I had forgotten how much fun it was. Well, it’s not always fun, but it gets there… It relieves stress, and most of the time it’s the only true time to myself that I get. It didn’t take too long for me to decide that I wanted to sign up for a 5k… That’s manageable, definitely doable. I run at least 5 miles a day anyhow, so 3.1 miles is easy… Even if I come in dead last, it’ll be fine because I know I can finish it. Well, that’s when I started to dream… And when I dream, I dream big.
I thought to myself, I need something challenging… So, maybe I’ll skip a 10k and go straight to signing up for a half marathon. That sounds like a good challenge. Well, I started talking about it, and I really wanted someone to run with me, so I shared it on Facebook. A friend said that she and her brother were participating in it. Cool, I won’t be going alone… Something to work and train for. What do you think happened next? A friend messaged me and said “Why not go for the FULL marathon?”
That’s crazy talk.
I can’t run a full marathon.
Who wants to run 26.2 miles???
Wait. If he can do it, why can’t I?
Why can’t I?
I want to run 26.2 miles.
Maybe I can run a full marathon.
I have 5 months to train.
It only costs $20 more to sign up for the full thing…
And you see, I started to dream big… Now, I am training. And to keep myself accountable, I am telling EVERYONE I know. And that’s why I’m telling you.
I am dreaming big, but I am also going after my dream. I don’t really have a goal time, my goal is simply to finish. I want to go 26.2 miles without stopping.
So, I signed up for the Rock N Roll Marathon in Savannah… I’ve started training. Right now, it’s not that different from what I’ve been doing. I run, and I just run a little farther each time. I’m building up to it, and I’m confident that by the time November 7th gets here, I’ll be ready to run the full 26.2 miles, and you’ll all be able to say that you know that crazy lady bringing up the rear! 🙂
Gosh I hope I’m not bringing up the rear… But if I am, that’ll be okay, because I’ll still be one of those people who have completed a marathon. And how many people can say that?
If you want to train for a marathon, this is the program I am using from Runner’s World: