Sunday, February 24, 2008

From Here to Yale...No Balogna!!

From our house to Yale, Michigan is about 27 miles.  A marathon is 26.2.  So, in mid-October, I will be running, in essence, from our house in Attica to Yale!!!  You heard right, I'm doing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon this year!  Thanks to my wife, the registration and hotel details have already been taken care of, so there's no turning back now!  I'm totally excited and a little bit nervous at the same time.

I've always wanted to run a marathon, thanks in part to my father's influence (he's a true marathoner, with a dozen or more under his belt.)  But, preparing for the race will force me to prepare in a different way than I'm used to for something big.  Although I've always been able to wait until the last minute to do things...and still be able to pull them off, I know that a marathon is an entirely different beast.  It will take hard work and dedication and a strict training schedule.  I think it'll be good for me.  And, with so much time to prepare, I'm hoping I'll do well.

Anyway, the marathon date is October 12, 2008 if anyone wants to come and cheer us on!
No turning back now!