*Updated Blooper: I didn’t run any races in 2015, and I’m not sure about 26.2.*
That’s right! I intended to train for the 2016 New York City Marathon.
This became a Bucket List item for me in 2014, when I began running more and participating in races. I don’t call myself a runner. Not that long ago (OK it was 2010, jeez), it took me about 20 minutes to “run” one mile. Throughout my fitness journey, though, I discovered many inner strengths and began learning what it means to work on my weaknesses. Running – still a goat to this day – became a challenge I wanted to meet head on.
So I hit the ground running, literally. I can happily report that it no longer takes me 20 minutes to run a mile. Right now, it’s more like 9:30 on a good day. I will never cross that finish line first, but I’m certain I will never cross it last, either.
One might say I “caught the New York bug” and decided during the summer of 2014 to complete the New York Road Runners 9+1 program, which would guarantee my entry into the 2015 Marathon. I was accepted into the 2015 NYC Marathon but did not run it that year.
My running goals took a back burner in 2015, as I learned how to balance different types of training and goals, and I postponed my marathon until 2016. I can’t wait to experience this highly anticipated event in the best city in the world. (Or can I?)
Keep up with me while I continue to train for 26.2 in 2016. I promise it won’t be boring.
And stay posted this spring, when I will set out my training goals and time goal for the marathon.