Monday, April 21, 2014

Marathon musings

Good Morning and welcome back to another week!

I've always been impressed with people who can run marathons. Sure, they are crazy and all that, but it takes something deep inside to decide (and train) for running 26 miles.
Heck, I can get tired driving 26 miles, so you can forget about the running part.
Thanks to some sick individuals, we will all have an eye on Boston this morning during the marathon.
Hopefully (most likely with all the security), nothing will happen this year and it will be a big celebration. Those who can cross the finish line should be lauded, whether they be the first or last.
Having never been much of a runner (OK, I have been a beer runner a few times), I decided this year to try it out. I'll be doing the 10 mile Broad Street Run in May (2 WEEKS!!!).
My legs aren't too happy with me. They seem to say after every training run, "You know, we were pretty happy being a part of a couch potato! There's no reason to do this."
I don't think I'll ever understand what it's like to run a marathon. It's not even on my Radar, but I have been getting a taste on what training can be like.
Yes, they are still crazy, but it takes a little crazy once in a while to keep the world spinning.

1 comment:

David Cleary said...

A ten miler is a good start to make the leap to a marathon. When I was a kid my father ran 6 Boston Marathons and over his life time he ran 49 marathons (and two 50 mile runs). What he made seem easy, I now realize as a 48 year old just how hard training for a long run can be.

I started with a 10 miler 2 years ago and now I am working towards a marathon. Don't think your not hooked or that you have not caught the running buzz. I maybe a little tainted because of what I was around as a child, but I see you doing a marathon in the next 2 years.