15 years ago to the day, Seinfeld’s series finale aired! Yes I know, I didn’t realize it had been that long ago! And yes, time flies! No, not what you were expecting? Don’t worry that isn’t the huge announcement, but don’t think I couldn’t write a whole post on Seinfeld because I could! Jerry and I go way back. Yes, Jerry Seinfeld, we are on a first name basis. For as many times as I have seen him do his stand-up I feel like I know him personally.
What do you think it is? Some of you know, some of you don’t……I am officially………
(source-Pinterest Barney Stinson quotes)
going to start training for my very 1st full marathon!!!
That’s right! You heard it here first folks! Sorry, to disappoint some of you if it wasn’t what you thought it was…:) My 5 month training schedule started today (Tuesday). I know 5 months is probably on the longer end of training for a marathon, but I wanted to give myself as much time to train and prepare as I possible can.
Sorry in advance to my family and friends because for these next 5 months I am going to be pretty annoying. You think I already talk about running now, well wait until after these next 5 months. You will either not want to talk to me ever again, in fear of me somehow relating a conversation back to running, or you will become inspired to start running yourself. I hope it’s the latter, but if it isn’t I won’t be offended at all.
I’m sure many of you are wondering why? Why would you want to put yourself through all the training and then the actual event of running 26.2 miles, voluntarily? My answer is actually very simple, because WHY NOT! Ever since I started running over 8 years ago, I have always dreamt of some day, in the very distant future, that I would run a marathon. I knew at some point in my lifetime I would, but I just didn’t know when. I knew when it was time to make that decision that it would be a clear decision and an easy one.
I feel that now is the right time, everything about my decision feels right. When going over the reasons on whether or not to go for it; I realized that the only reason I had, to not run a marathon, was because I am afraid.
- I am afraid of starting my training.
- I am afraid that I won’t cross the finish line.
- I am afraid that I won’t have the endurance to run the 26.2 miles.
- I am afraid of the hard work it will take.
- I am afraid of the unknown.
The good thing is that the reasons listed above are all excuses and I don’t believe in excuses.
The reasons why I want to run a marathon are:
- To prove to myself that I am strong.
- To set a goal and actually reach it.
- To prove to myself that I have the endurance.
- To challenge myself.
- To prove to myself I have the mental and physical strength that I know I have.
- To push myself to new limits.
- To get out of my comfort zone.
- To say “I ran a marathon!”
If you are a runner, have you run any marathons? How many?
Have any tips or advice for me as I start out on my training?
Any Seinfeld fans?