I have been running on a regular basis for a few years now, but for some reason I have never run a marathon. So this year I decided, why not? Now is as good a time as any.
I didn't do as well as I would have liked, but I ran the whole thing, and at the end thought "Yeah I could do this again." I have to admit that I prefer half marathons, because the distance is just a lot more my cup of tea. I am sure I will run more marathons in the future.
I kept hearing from all my Marathon running friends that the last 6 miles is the hardest, so I asked my brother Preston to come run with me. He was a good sport and was my running buddy through the end when I was probably going pathetically slow.
Although, I did not know it at the time, of the race I was already two months pregnant so I have decided that I am going to blame my slower time on that...well you have to start somewhere.