Many people know this, but I’m currently training for a marathon. One of my new year’s resolutions was to at least complete a half-marathon, then I said, why not? And am attempting to train for a full. The race I’m running is the Nike Women’s Marathon on October 16th.
I know what you’re thinking: “wtf? You’re running a women’s race?” And to that I say, “hell yea!” The race is 95% female. But many men do run the race. The other thing I didn’t mention was that this race is in San Francisco. I’ve never been to San Francisco, let alone California, and a marathon would be a PERFECT tour of the city.
So WHY am I running a marathon?
- I wanted to do something that would test my body’s endurance. What better way to do that than a marathon?
- Its an awesome way to get (or stay) in shape.
- Unlike other ways of staying in shape, its not very expensive. All you REALLY need is a good pair of shoes.
- You join this really big – and really awesome – community of runners.
- I wanted to do something bigger than myself. I’m running this race for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, with their Team In Training program. In training for the race, I’m raising money to fight Cancer, and to help find a cure to a disease that many people suffer from. If you would like to donate to the cause, feel free to check out my marathon page.
So I’ve decided that I’ll blog about my experiences with training for this marathon. While I’m slightly late getting the ball rolling, now is as good of a time as any.
Check out some of my blog posts about marathons below: