Half Marathon Commitment

I know I’ve already mentioned it, but I’m committing to running a half-marathon in 2010. Ever since the thought first popped into my head, I’ve been really excited about it. Nervous, sure, but excited more than anything.

Remember my first 5-mile run? From my parent’s house to my sister’s? I keep thinking – eagerly – about the day that I can run from my parent’s house to my sister’s… AND BACK. Just thinking about it gets me all tingly :)

The Pittsburgh Marathon/Half Marathon is on May 2, 2010. And as of this evening, I am officially registered. During the registration process, they ask what your expected finish time is. I said 2:20:00. If I finish in that time or less, I’ll be thrilled.

In order to be able to do that – or even finish at all for that matter – I will have to do quite a bit of training. Most of the training schedules I’ve looked at are 12 weeks long. Working backwards, that means I need to start really training on February 7th. Hopefully the weather will be less frigid by then so I can run outside. I am not a fan of the treadmill, but if I must? I must.

It feels good to commit to something so challenging. Because when I accomplish it, I’ll know that I did something big.

4 Responses to “Half Marathon Commitment”

  1. Aimee Says:

    That's great! I'm excited for you, I know you'll do well. :-)

  2. Jessica Says:

    You can do it! How exciting!!!

  3. South Beach Steve Says:

    I agree, you can do it. Now let's hope for some cooperative weather.

  4. Vicki M. Says:

    Keep us posted, you can do it if you put your mind to it!