A few years ago David and I talked about running a marathon by the time we were thirty. The odd thing is, neither one of us really like to run. We both like to be fit, and for me at this time it seems that running is the way to go (with some weightlifting of course). So while I still don't really love running, it is something I can handle. I just want to do a marathon once, just to say that I've done it. I am approaching my 28th birthday, and nearing the end of my third pregnancy so I'm thinking the time is now to get serious about this plan. So my plan is something like this:
-Begin training for a marathon a.s.a.p. after I've had this baby
-Run a 5K in fall 2011; possibly this one.
-Do a triathlon in the spring or summer; possibly this one.
-Run a marathon in fall 2012, shortly after my 29th birthday.
Am I crazy? Possibly. Am I going to do it? Barring any crazy unforeseen circumstances, YES! Last year I signed up for a Turkey Trot and it was cancelled because of the weather (I didn't feel too bad about that b/c I was in the first trimester of my pregnancy). Hopefully that won't happen again this fall. I should probably find a 5K that happens sooner than Thanksgiving, but we'll see how well the postpartum recovery and fitness program goes. :D