Eleven years ago I made myself a promise.
I was going to run a marathon a year for ten years starting with Honolulu Marathon of 2001.
I was running with the gang of amateurs – and I fit in quite nicely.
I always ran on Tuesdays, and on the evening of Sept. 11, 2001, I was so angry that I ran and ran even after my Achilles tendon nearly popped.
Unable to walk for six weeks and not much caring about a “stupid race,” I put my goal on hold until the following year.
I ran my first marathon in 2002, and this December, I will finally run in the Honolulu Marathon – and reach my goal of “Ten in Ten.”
For the next fifteen Mondays, I’ll be posting something related to my “training” and the adventures behind my first nine marathons.(I ran one once without a lick of training, ‘cos I wanted to see what would happen…)
Please don’t think this is going to be all serious and dry, and full of nutritional tips, ‘cos it won’t be, I promise.(Although drinking warm beer served at Mile Marker 18 at Disney World’s race did fill me up.)
I’m not all about beating personal times – my only goal is making the finish line before the cleanup trucks catch up with me!
Next Monday: How a random blind date during a group run ended in marriage (!!!) and how the person who set us up in Long Beach became our Discharge Doctor for No. 3 Son here in Hawaii J
PS... If anyone will be running in Honolulu... let me know!!!
We can be TEAM BLOGISFEAR :)