And I guess it’s time for me to share some personal information on the blog, that I’m kind of scared to admit publicly. I am tackling my biggest bucket list item this year and I’m signed up to run my first marathon in March. I’ve been signed up since August, but I’ve feared injuries or not making it all the way, so I wanted to keep it secret until I was close. I’m friends with many key members of The Phoenix Marathon committee because the company I work for redesigned their website’s homepage, and we’re helping with their interactive marketing too. One of the serious runners on the committee told me to just post it publicly and get over the fear because even if you don’t make it, you still have support in what you did do! I’m planning to make it- I’m about 1/3 of the way through the training schedule and up to 7 miles now. I’ve run a half marathon before, and almost ran a 2nd one before we got married until Bronchitis and tough MBA classes had other plans. I have half an idea what I’m in for, and I’m really excited to be tackling this.
I couldn’t be more grateful for a supportive husband who has planned dates around this training, like races and walks on the days I’m supposed to walk for 60 minutes. He lets me choose places that will help me carb-load (with endocrine issues in mind) for our usual Friday night dinner, and he’s so patient with the fact that I’m falling asleep earlier these days (I get up really early to do my runs). He’s planning on doing his first half, so it has been a wonderful experience to run together and to have some dates where we work on losing weight and getting in shape versus just eating or enjoying dessert (those are our favorite kinds, so this is a change indeed)!
Particularly when I turned to Jacob and said, “If only they’d play Teach My How to Dougie, this party would be complete!” And apparently they read my mind, because that was the next song, and my time spent with a tutorial video paid off big time!