Monday, March 8, 2010


In a fit of disgust over my present condition (I am about 25 lbs overweight) and in talking to my son and daughter in law who have both run several marathons, I think I committed myself to running the St. George Marathon.

I have been running for several years and have participated in a number of 5Ks and a few 10Ks. I am feeling like recently I have not gotten the exercise I wanted so when the topic came up I put my chips in and said "call".

The good thing about the St. George Marathon is that it is about 27 weeks away. That gives me a lot of time to prepare. The even better thing is that so many people want to run this Marathon that places are given out by lottery. That means I could not get picked.

Really I have always wanted to run a marathon, I just didn't have the patience when I was younger. With the help of some online coaching, schedules and prayer for a more relaxed temperment, I will start the process. There are several 5Ks this summer and my wife has expressed an interest in a Triathalon (we did a few several years ago). Even if I don't draw out on the St. George Marathon I can put my training regimen to work on these other events.

So here is to a healthy and injury free summer. Wish me luck.


Max said...

Good luck! If you need any help training (I'll drive the supply car) let me know.

naptime nostalgia said...

awesome!! I bet if Jeff knows you are signing up, he will too!