To Marathon Train or Not?


megmondtamOn my 30th birthday I ran my first marathon.  The inaugural West Palm Beach Marathon.  It was, like everyone says, life transforming.  I wasn’t just a runner anymore or a jogger, I was a marathon runner.  I had earned my street cred.  I ran 3 more marathons after that but then sort of lost my mojo.  I continued to run but have downgraded myself to half marathons.  I’ve got the usual excuses, kids, work, husband, dog, cat chickens…..blah blah.  Anyway, I’m now about 8 months away from my 40th birthday.  How is that possible?  I’ve been giving some serious thought to trying to reclaim my mojo.  I’ve looked at races in November (the easy step), I printed a training plan (then looked for an easier one), I ran a few extra miles on my run today but haven’t taken the step to actually articulate it yet.  That’s commitment.  Once I start saying that I plan to run one again, I don’t think there is any going back.  That sh*!’s real. For now, I’m going to train like a girl in training for a marathon and see where it leads me this summer.  I would like to start my forties with this under my belt.  So here’s to finding my 39-year old mojo.

So what’s been your favorite marathon?


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