To Run....or Not to Run????
Thursday, October 02, 2008
OK.....here is my dilema. I have always wanted to run a marathon. It has actually been on my list of things that I want to do for awhile now (yes, I actually have a list!). Two of my really good friends are going to be running the Seattle Half Marathon and have invited me to join them. I really want to do it....but I'm kind of scared! Mostly because it would be my first marathon and it's 13.1 miles! Not only that, but the course is "hilly" AND it is on November 30th....which is only 9 weeks away! What if I'm not in good enough shape by the time it comes around? Is it possible to train for a half marathon in 10 weeks (I count last week because I was running...even though it wasn't with the intent to do a marathon).
My husband keeps telling me that I should just do it....since I have talked about doing a marathon before. His reasoning is that it's for me, so as long as I finish the 'race' I should be proud...even if I come in last place (let's hope THAT wouldn't happen...but I guess SOMEONE has to come in last, right?!).
Anyway, I'm not sure what exactly I'm scared of. I guess mostly it's just the thought of RUNNING 13.1 miles....or I guess, the thought of NOT being able to run 13.1 miles and having to stop and walk too much. Anyway, I just wanted to share....and maybe get some input on this decision (and advice!)!!