Crossing the finish line at my first Half.
I guess that's why I'm here, right? To write about conquering a marathon. I'm currently training for the Marine Corps Marathon on October 20, 2011 (my second marathon!) and I couldn't be more excited about it!
Chloe approached me about starting this blog together so that runners can get the point of view of two different runners tackling the big 26.2. At first, I was a bit apprehensive about managing two blogs and sharing one with someone I've never met, but the more I got to thinking about it and the better I got to know Chloe through our various conversations through GChat and E-Mail, I decided, why not?
So, a few things about me:
- I'm 24.
- I live in New York City.
- I'm a graduate student at NYU.
- I grew up in the great state of Texas!
- I love baseball. It's quite possibly the best thing in the world. I celebrate Opening Day like it's Christmas.
- I have a pretty wild party girl side to me that comes out every once in awhile. Girls just wanna have fun, right? ;)
- The biggest thrill I get from training for a marathon is running further and longer than I've ever run before each and every week and knowing that I've accomplished something great.
I'll leave you all with a quote stolen from Runner's World (May 2010):
...When you race the marathon - when you truly give it everything you have and then some - you honor the spirit of the marathon. And that is exactly what it will take to keep running's most venerable race alive and well. So next time you're toeing the line, respect the marathon. Run like an animal.
See you at the finish line!