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I Want to Run a Marathon

Here is my conversation with my wife regarding me running a marathon.





Me:  I think I want to run a marathon. 

Jen:  You can't run a marathon!

Me:  Yes, I think I could do it. 

Jen:  No you can't.

Me:  Well, it would be cool to say I ran a marathon.  I think I'm going to run a marathon.

Jen:  You can't run a marathon. 

Me:  Why not?

Jen:  You don't run.

Me: Ok, that's true.  But it's no problem, lots of old people just walk it. 

Jen:  Uh huh.

Me:  That's it.  I will just walk it!

Jen:  Well, then you can't say you ran a marathon.  All you can say is you walked 26.2 miles.


For those that don't know me in real life.  There is no way in hell, I can run, walk, jog, skip or even ride a bike for 26.2 miles.  I don't have the discipline or the desire to run a marathon.  I would just like to say I did it, but my wife had to crush my dream.

7 comments:

  1. Forget a whole marathon. You should do this. I don't run either and I'm totally doing this one!!!

    http://5kfoamfest.com/locations/KansasCity.php

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  2. Sign up to volunteer. They'll give you a free t-shirt and whenever you wear it people will just assume you ran ;)

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  3. I was never a runner. I was one of the last ones in junior high to finish the mile (20 minutes I think?) But in 2007 I did the Couch 2 5K program, ran my 1st 5K in Feb. 2008 and decided I was going to do the full marathon the following year. I DID IT, and I have been running races ever since. My favorite distance is the 1/2 marathon. You can do whatever you set your mind to. I see all ages, shapes and sizes on race day. It's exhilarating! And the sense of accomplishment is amazing. I bet if you start with a smaller race you'll end up doing the full marathon one day!

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  4. Running isn't for everyone, but you should totally do the fake marathon www.runfreerace.com

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  5. Just because someone says you can't do something doesn't make it true! Just saying! Someone said that to me once and I've done four marathons and a Half Ironman! ;-)

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    1. AND 3 of them were after breaking my NECK!!! True story.

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