That I have NO inkling of desire to run a full marathon?
I am truly in awe of those who do – yet I can’t muster the desire in my own brain.
I am tackling my first HM in a few weeks, with the RNR Half in January….and then I could see myself picking a couple more HM’s in 2008 and work on improving my PR’s. Nowhere in that plan does the thought of a full marathon enter my mind.
It’s like when I was in college – when a business student graduates with an accounting degree, it’s assumed….almost expected….that the graduate go on to be a public accountant, or even specifically a CPA. It was just the norm. However, I always knew that was not the career path I wanted, and that I wanted to only work in private industry. And here I am.
Running seems similar to me. Fresh out of the box, a newbie runner learns to conquer the 5K……then the 10K……then the HM…….and then the BIG DOG: the Marathon. It’s the natural progression.
I have been pondering this a lot lately – especially with reading so many inspiring stories of marathon successes.
So what is wrong with me?
Lazy? Complacent? Insecure?
I haven’t figured it out yet. When I do, I guess I will let you all know.