When I was down in Texas last week, my best friend’s husband said, “Let’s run a marathon”. Without hesitation, I replied, “okay”.
I haven’t run with any regularity since the late 1980′s when we lived in Chicago. I was a member of the Chicago Area Runners and I ran all the time. I loved it, especially the 10K distance.
I’ve never run a marathon (my longest was a half-marathon) but it’s on my bucket list.
I ordered the book that Jason is using called 4 Months to a 4 Hour Marathon and it was waiting for me when I got back to Arkansas.
I remembered when I had been running before, I used Jeff Galloway’s program and I ordered his book, too.
I am way too heavy to run a marathon any time soon. The Little Rock Marathon runs right past our house here and it’s the first weekend in March so that’s the target. For next year.
This morning, I joined the Little Rock Roadrunners Club. They have a meeting right around the corner next week which I plan to attend.
One more important thing I need is a great pair of shoes. A pair of shoes for an old, fat woman. LOL! Once I get my club membership packet (which includes a discount card) I’ll be going to a local running store and having them fit me with shoes.
Just like when I wanted to do kettlebell swings and got professional training, I’m smart enough to know that shoes make ALL the difference in the world.
I’ll never be fast but, with a great pair of shoes, I can run forever.
So, getting ready to run. I’m excited. It’s quite the challenge.
And now that I’ve put it out there for everyone to see, I have to do it.