Well, I did it again. I registered for another marathon. This year there was no pep talks from the roommate, no pacing around with clammy hands and freaking out before I push the button. It was just me, the computer, and the stupid decision.
My 2010 New Years resolution included a bit of a running challenge. One of the races part of the challenge was the Marine Corps Marathon. After running Baltimore last year, I really wanted to do the marathon at home. The race was painful, but the worst part of the experience was definitely waiting until I drove myself back to the District for a shower.
Official training will begin in a few weeks, and this time I have a much better idea about what to expect. I know that it will hurt. I know there will be times when I want to quit. But I also know that I’ll grow stronger and more energized with every run. As long as I can keep healthy, I’m confident I will succeed.
I plan to do a much better job this year tracking my training routes, races and stories. You can follow along to everything running related here.