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.
FACTS ABOUT MCM:
*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! ♥♡♥♡