My First Marathon

There is a saying that if your goals don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.  I find this saying to be true because ever since I made up my mind to run a marathon, I’ve been imagining the distance.  I love taking road trips so my first analogy is “next rest stop 30 miles.” Yes, that is a little farther but it still gives me a visual.  The second thing I think of is 4 hours give or take of straight running. 

I’m implementing the Hal Higdon Novice 1 training program.  I will run for 4 days a week and spinning will be my cross training activity.  Initially, I was set on the Freep Marathon but over the weekend I decided to run in the Marine Corps Marathon on October 27th!  This race sold out back in March in under 2.5 hours. 

*Established in the same year I was born, 1976.
*Oprah ran the MCM for her 40th birthday in 4:29:15.
*Nicknamed “The People’s Marathon” because the absence of prize money makes it more recreational.

I am able to join 30,000 runners based off joining one of the many charities linked to the MCM.  With my Grandma’s blessings, I decided to join a fundraising effort for Athletes for a Cure under the Prostate Cancer Foundation.  I have set up a fundraising page with a goal of raising $500.  The page also explains why I chose the Athletes for a Cure charity.  Please visit the site and make a donation.  If you do not chose to do so, please keep me in your thoughts and prayers that I remain injury free throughout training and the actual event along with safe travels!

Thank you! ♥♡♥♡

About Kelsie Lou

Teacher on the move.
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2 Responses to My First Marathon

  1. MCM is a GREAT choice for a first marathon!! I loved that one so much I’ve done it twice. Best of luck to you in your training! 🙂


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