Monday, August 29, 2011
Why Run a Half Marathon
Early this year I wrote a blog post explaining why I would not run a marathon. Alas, today´s post is about why on November 20, God willing, I will run my first half marathon.
On the one hand, long-distance running is eerily similar to:
o Raising kids
o Writing books
o Trying to publish those books!
o Having a relationship
o Life´s challenges
The reasons why I’ve officially registered for the half-marathon and started training:
o Because I want to know what it feels like to cross the finish line after running 13 miles with hundreds or thousands of other runners
o Because the discipline of training spills into my writing career
o Because I´m going to write about it and it´s the only way to do it with authority
o Because it´s not quite the same to overcome an obstacle or reach a goal because you have to than because you set out to do it, willingly.
It doesn´t need to be a half or even a full marathon. What goal are you willing to take on because you want to and not because you have to?