Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What, me? A Marathon?

Because I am completely random and I hate running, I have decided to run a marathon. ‘Why’ you may ask? I have been asking that same question for a while now ever since I made the decision. There are a bunch of reasons why I shouldn’t: Have no clue what I'm doing, never found running particularly fun, have a sprained ankle, am in the ‘Clydesdale’, or ‘large weight’ class for all the races…. the list goes on and on. However, there are a few motivators as well: Get in shape, run for causes, demonstrate to my family that obesity can be overcome (you may not think it, but according to this chart, I am obese). Anyway, I have set my goal, chartered my course and have started training. I guess that’s the main reason for running, it gives me a focused goal that is achievable, and I think everyone wants to feel like they’ve accomplished something.