Yesterday, we left our leading lady in quite a predicament. To marathon, or not to marathon…that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the wonderings and regrets of goals unachieved…or to lace up those shoes against a sea of miles, and by running accomplish them?
Hahahaha…that’s your faux Shakespeare of the day. But seriously, people…what point is there in postponing the inevitable? I want to run a marathon someday. 17 weeks from now makes a swell someday. Why give myself any more time to procrastinate? Especially when I have a husband who is 100% supportive of the endeavor? And will be going through the ordeal with me (although at his much faster pace)? And a fantastic Running Buddy who’s agreed to train alongside me?*
Ok, so. I’m officially training for a marathon. Mr. Higdon provided me with a plan, which I modified slightly. I then made myself a pretty little print-out copy so I can keep it IN sight and IN mind, and also to give me a quick and easy method of logging runs. In theory, this will be highly motivational. Husband and I are considering a couple of different races. On the short list so far are the Flying Pig and Kentucky Derby Marathons.
And…I guess that’s it. Kind of anti-climatic, huh? Yes indeedy. Well, stay tuned, because the end to this “to be continued” won’t arrive for another four months!
* Highlight below to see a secret message.
Running Buddy hasn’t actually agreed to run a marathon. In fact, she’s probably too smart to let me talk her into this. She’s on vacation, however, and unable to speak for herself so I’m going to pull a little prank on her. I’ve just discovered that as the all-powerful blog creator I can forge a post from her, so that’s what I’ll be doing. Tehe.Such fun!