WHAT DID I JUST SAY?!? Am I crazy? I'm still debating the crazy thing. All I know is, in a momment of complete spontenaity, I told my sister I'd run the Seattle Rock n' Roll Marathon with her in July 2010.
But Bran, you're almost 100 pounds over-weight and you haven't ever stuck through anything in your whole entire life (except your soon to be failed 12 year marriage)! You've never run more than 2 + miles in your life. You're nuts, you're a dreamer, not a doer! Yes, all of these things are going through my mind on a daily basis, if not hourly. What did I do?!?!
To make things even more of a frightening reality, I've started telling people. I'm sure they look at me and snicker inside but so far, the response has been very positive. I have this EXTREMELY fit friend/co-worker who runs Ultras and marathons. She even came to work the next day after running a marathon! (we're nurses and on our feet all day long) To say she's amazing is an understatement. Back to the point, I told her of my plan and she has been nothing short of inspiring and supportive. I feel like I fraud sometimes talking to her about running, as if I'm really in this elite and secretive club. She just encourages me and tells me I can do it. Nothing but love for her!
Well, I'm armed with the BEST pair of running shoes in the world (Brooks!), a treadmill, an iPod with great tunes and the Couch to 5k app, and the book, The non-runner's marathon trainer.
Wish me luck!