10 Reasons I’m Running A Half Marathon


'Runners on the Tyne Bridge' photo (c) 2010, padsbrother - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/So, yeah.  In April I’m running a half marathon.  I can’t wait. (#sarcasm)  But here are some reasons I’m doing it.

1.  I wrote a blog post on here outlining some things I wanted to do before I turned 32.  Running a half marathon was one of them.

2.  I started a blog about training to run a half marathon.  And if I were perfectly honest, were it not for that blog post above and the new blog about the training, I would probably quit running and just start doing CrossFit training alone.  I like it that much.

3.  Two years ago my cousin died from Leukemia.  He was a certified trainer.  His desire was to see our family become fit.  I’d like to honor him by doing this.

4.  I had to do something.  I refuse to sit back and watch my life deteriorate because I’m overweight.  It’s ending with me.  No more.

5.  Losing weight is such a mental battle.  Most people can do the physical aspects of it, but when it comes to dealing with all the crap we’ve locked away for so long, we don’t know how to do it.  Running is a good time to think and to clear your head.

6.  I’ve got a ton of people at home who are cheering me on.  I can’t let them down.

7.  Bridget.  I asked her to help me.  She’s put a lot of time and energy into training me for this.  She’s helped with my diet.  She’s counted my reps.  She’s pushed me beyond what I ever thought I could do.  She’s become an awesome encourager and friend.  I won’t let her down.

8.   I get to go spend a weekend down in one of my favorite cities.  Nashville.  That’s where the half marathon is.  I can’t wait.

9.  I hate running.  Wait.  What?

10.  These past seven months since I wrote that blog post have seen me do finish things that I’ve been working so diligently for years to finish.  I got out of debt.  I started writing regularly on my blogs.  I’ve found a career I’m incredibly happy with.  I’ve found a workout plan that I really do like.  A half marathon seemed like the thing that would push me to finish something that I never thought I would ever be able to do.  I may have to walk some of it.  That’s okay.  But I’m going to finish.  CrossFit has taught me to never sell myself short.  Don’t count the weights before you try to lift it.

Don’t let the voices tell you that it can’t be done.  Because if I’m going to be able to run 13.1 miles at the end of April, I’m sure that you can do whatever you set your mind to.

What is it that you want to finish this year?

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  • you didnt do a new post today(monday). I want my money back.

    • Sorry. Mentally and physically wasn’t really there. Come back Wednesday. I’ll have something fantastic.

    • Oh, and you’re the only one that’s paying…