This week I have officially decided to embark on a big, crazy adventure…training for my 1st MARATHON. Whew, that was hard to say. I am nervous and excited all at the same time. I have done one 15K and one half-marathon, but this is MUCH further than I have ever run.
There are several motivating factors that have contributed to this big decision:
First, I have been struggling lately with a true workout routine. I haven’t totally fallen out of regular exercise, but since college, I haven’t stayed consistent. Now, I’m going all in.
Second, winter is tough. Last winter was hard for me emotionally…I think partly because we had recently moved to a new city, but also because the grey, cold days can be such a downer! This training will help my overall mood (most days) and give me motivation to push through to reach my goal.
Third, I want to better acknowledge and be thankful for my body’s abilities. I am quick to criticize and slow to say, “Thank you God for the ability to run and move.”
And finally, because it will feel so good to say, “I’ve run a marathon.” 🙂
Race day is April 24th in Oklahoma City. I can’t wait to fill you all in on this journey.
Also, since it’s the Oklahoma City Memorial Run benefiting the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation, each runner has the opportunity to raise money for the foundation. Follow this link if you would like to make a contribution. Thank you for the support!