Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Marathon Madness

I've been running since 2003. Mostly 5k's, 8k's and 10k's. There have been 3 half marathons as well. And can I tell you the half marathon's are hard! H-A-R-D! It does get easier the more you do though. I swore up and down (and again, up and down) that I would NEVER do a full marathon. I've got semi-bad knees (for a 31 year old) and kind of bad feet (which I inherited from my father...Thanks Dad!). I'm afraid of injuring myself. And, let's face it, I'm a little bit of a baby. I don't like pain!

This past year though, my thoughts have changed a little bit. I see other's doing marathons. My half marathon times have improved drastically. And I see these people on the Biggest Loser doing them when 5 months before, they could barely get out of a chair!

Did you guys watch the Biggest Loser last night? I was so inspired! Every time I see them run marathons, I get inspired. So much that it makes me want to cry! I would LOVE to feel the accomplishment of completing a full marathon. Side note: Can I say that I just love, love, love Daris!

So, I may have to contemplate running a full marathon next year. If I do sign up for it, I would really have to put a training schedule in place. Right now, I run haphazardly whenever I feel that I have time, maybe 1-2x a week or sometimes 1x every two weeks.

I'll think about it. I'm just a little bit afraid of the suffering I will endure! It's a big challenge. But I guess they always say "No pain, no gain!" Who says that anyway? I want to go beat him down!


  1. LOL! I'll join your gang to beat down the person who made that dumb saying up!!

    I watched and felt inspired last night, too! But now, you scare me. As if I wasn't already scared. Some days I think about what I have done signing up for the half marathon in Nov. and I realize that someone needs to save me from myself. For I know not what I do....

  2. lol Marisa! I didn't mean to scare you! If it was really THAT bad, I wouldn't have done 3 so far! You can do it! Think of how great you will feel once you do!

  3. That is great that you have run half marathons before. I say go for it! That's easy for me to say though. I am almost done with the Couch to 5k plan and going to be running my first 5k in June!

  4. im still in shock over the 5k, 8k, and 10k...AND half marathon!! if you can do all that, i think you can do a full one....with a lot of training and time and sweat and pain...

    i cant believe it when i see 400 lb people running for 30 seconds on a treadmill when i watch the biggest loser! let alone a marathon! come ON!