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Last year (after I had Marty) I decided to run a 5k every month to get back in shape. I ended up running 15 5ks last year and by the December one I was really ready for a bigger challenge but wasn't sure exactly what. Well during my christmas vacation I stumbled on this blog (http://www.runsforcookies.com/2013/10/final-thoughts-on-hansons-marathon.html)
Now, I wasn't immediately sold on running a marathon; for heavens sake its 26.2 miles! But my company sponsors any employee who wants to run the Heart Mini races, so Jan 1st I started following Hansons Marathon Method figuring that it would prepare me for 13.1 miles just in time for the Heart Mini on March 16th and then I could stop training if I wanted to. It was pretty cold on race day but I finished in a somewhat respectable 2:45.
Well, the running wasn't so bad and the first 2.5 months of training had netted me a 15lb weight loss and I figured that if anything, I could keep running a little and maybe sign up for the Flying Pig halfMarathon and that should help me lose the last few pounds of baby weight. So I just kept following the schedule. And running. And running. After some significant peer pressure from running friends at work I signed up for the Flying Pig
So I might be crazy, but I'm pretty sure I'm ready. If anyone happens to be around Cincy on Sunday, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing friendly faces along the course or at the finish line As a side note I'm now down over 25lbs and lighter than I was when I graduated from high school. Probably time to put some muscle on after Sunday
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