Thursday, December 5, 2013

i can't believe i'm saying this out loud...

Have you ever had an idea that you know is crazy, but the longer you think about it, the more convinced you get that it will be easy/fun/not crazy? I'm having one of those moments this week.

For reasons passing understanding, I'm thinking about doing the Monumental Marathon next year. This is sort of a stream-of-consciousness post anyway, so here's my current thought process:

Reasons this is a terrible idea:
  • It's in November. I'm planning on being pregnant in November (if all goes well).
  • I've never even done a half-marathon.
  • 26.2 miles is, um, REALLY FAR.
  • The max pace is a 15 minute mile, which (at my current level) would be a real struggle.
Reasons this is a not-terrible idea:
  • If I sign up on January 1st, I get a super discount on registration. This means that if I back out later, I could sell my bib without taking a loss.
  • I don't have to run the whole way. In fact, running the whole way would be 100 kinds of foolish. I've been looking at this method, and I'm kindof digging it.
Reasons this is a good idea:
  • I would continue to be healthy for baby. Having a regular exercise regimen (and a goal to work toward) would help me from getting complacent.
  • I could say that I did a marathon.
  • The course is so pretty. I really do love my city.
Soooooo..... yeah. That's where I'm at. I did the first day of the marathon training program yesterday. Honestly, it was harder than I thought it would be! Who knew run-walk could be so strenuous? ;) We'll see how I progress through the training schedule this month. If I feel like it's going well, I'll sign up. If it continues to be a real struggle, then I won't.

More to come...

1 comment:

  1. Ah! I cannot believe you are saying this either... so happy and excited for you... I'll be waiting to see what happens :) you can do it!!!