I once said, “I’ll never get married.” Then I said, “I’ll never have kids.”
My husband actually signed a piece of paper that his friends brought to our wedding that said, “I will never get married.”
I ran my first half marathon in 2007 in Chicago. It sucked but I loved it. Plus, I beat Paul Hunt by about 17 minutes. He was a former colleague that I
saw passed on the course. I was proud of my accomplishment and was tempted to get a T-shirt stating that I beat him.
It wasn’t long before I craved another long race so I went to the Borgess Run for the Health of It Half Marathon. Borgess was also the location of my first 5K race where I finished 3rd place! The next year I went for the half ending with a PR and finishing pretty strong. I decided to run the half again in 2010 but family circumstances kept me from going to the race, so I raced it anyway.
I know lots of runners who are out doing fulls. I heard once that if you do a half before a full, you’ll never want to do a full. I have to agree. After completing three* half marathons, I have no interest in doing a full.
It’s time to decide if I am going to return to The Borgess Half to claim another PR.
Imagine my thoughts though when I see this.
Building On A Legacy
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Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo…marathon.
Suddenly, I feel tempted. This is where I did my first 5K. This is where I broke my first PR for the Half marathon. Should I overturn my adversion to running a full marathon just to run my first full at the first Kalamazoo marathon?
I don’t think I said I’d never run a marathon but I’m pretty sure I said I’m not likely to ever run a marathon.