Marathon Training: Day 1

The long awaited marathon training begins!  Which means that I must now stop eating like the absolute pig that I have been.  And run a lot.  This will be my first marathon.  I ran the Gulf Coast half marathon in March and it was fun, but I will admit that the first thought that came to mind when I finished was, "My God, I am never going to run a full marathon."  And yet, here I find myself!

For me, physical benefits aside, running is a metaphor for life.  One foot in front of the other.  Stay in the moment.  Keep going even when it absolutely sucks.  These are lessons that lead perhaps to some semblance of sanity.

So, stay tuned and I'll keep you posted on how the training is coming.  Today was an easy 4, in nice 70ish degree weather.  The fresh smell of rain from the weekend showers was a welcome treat.

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