“You have received guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon 2012.” – An email I received earlier this week.
Whoa. This is really happening.
I’m running the marathon for three reasons:
- Because it’s a kick-ass way to celebrate turning 40.
- Because I enjoy writing and need a new writing project.
- I’m raising money for a cause that is important to me and to the world (more on that later, but sounds dramatic, eh?)
So, today, January 8, 2012, I kicked off my marathon training with an intense, powerful…
BOOM! I walked over 2 miles, though. Briskly. I have a sore hip and a sore foot, so I don’t run every day that I could. (Can I still blame those maladies on my pregnancies even though my kids are 6 and 3 years old? Yes? Good. It’s their fault.)
I plan on writing about my training & racing, while also trying to teach, mother, write, and wife (yes, I’m turning it into a verb) and cram it all into a 24 hour day. Balance, schmalance. I hope you’ll follow me. (Not literally of course. That would be weird.)