Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Marathon


This week over at Runner's Lounge they are talking about the marathon.

"The marathon is an obsession. It has to be."~ Mark Bloom

There's something about 26.2 miles that totally intrigues me. I have done it 11 times and I am still in awe with the experience, from the excitement of signing up to the feeling of accomplishment and relief as I cross the finish line. I love the energy that is in the air pre-race, talking with other runners, the anticipation I feel as I embark on the adventure, which is always the same, but yet a bit different each time. I love pushing myself to the limit and realizing I can accomplish anything. 

"Completing a marathon is a feeling that you can't buy. You have to earn it. The experience is what you make of it. The camaraderie is awesome."~Dan Morihiko

If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know that St. George is my favorite marathon. This year my plan was to run at least 12 marathons. Although our move will put a slight glitch in that goal, I am still planning to run 5 or 6.

The 40 by 40 is still in the works! Anyone know a good sponsor? ( : 

18 comments:

Blyfinn said...

You really have a love for the marathon. I'm still partial to the half. However it may start to turn this year.

Heather said...

I agree - the marathon is definitely something special. I love your first picture.

Marlene said...

Great qoutes. I love your goal of 40 by 40!

tfh said...

I hope I feel the way you do after experiencing a marathon!

aron said...

great post and i totally agree with everything you said about the marathon :)

Janice {Run Far} said...

you go girl. I love the marathon too. I wish I could afford to sponsor you.

The Happy Runner said...

You are amazing. I'm really rooting for your 40 by 40!

X-Country2 said...

11-12 marathons a year is crazy! Way to go! Good luck this year.

T S said...

I'm so impressed with the amount you've already run - wow. And 40 by 40. What a cool goal. Good luck!

Denise said...

You'll make that goal...no doubts!

Rookie on the Run said...

Wow! You've done lots of marathons! I can't wait to be able to say that I've completed a marathon. :)

RunningLaur said...

That's a big goal, and you have the prior accomplishments to back you up, so I have the feeling you'll do really well!
I also love that first photo - it's great!

Cheetah Girl said...

Girl you are absolutely CrAzY! But in a good way, of course. :) I love the 40 by 40.. its very inspiring! Keep it up!

Run Mommy said...

I so wish I knew someone that could sponsor you...I think the idea is such a good one!

RunnerMom said...

I needed a little motivation today. Thanks!

Joe said...

That photo is great. You did a great job putting marathons and running in general into words.

Joe
www.fitnessgeekga.wordpress.com

Beth said...

Forty by Forty is amazing. I just ran my first marathon at 41, and I have the bug. Now wondering where to go next?? I agree, there is nothing like the high of finishing a marathon. You can not know it until you do it. You're an inspiration!

Oz Runner said...

wow, you are a marathon maniac....as someone who hasn't run one (yet), reading this post really makes me want to get out there and try one...