Wow – my first entry for my first blog! I’m very excited to do a joint blog with my good friend Jenn that will chronicle our marathon journey while working full-time and being a mom of two and wife (we can’t forget our husbands!).
For me running a marathon has been something I’ve secretly wanted to do for a long time. This year I finally decided that I’m going to do it and my plan is to train and successfully run the 2010 San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 25th! At the same time, Jenn will be training for the 2010 Chicago Marathon in October.
My Dad ran three marathons and a variety of other running races and triathlons when I was a kid, and it’s something I always admired him for as I know it takes a lot of dedication, training, focus and determination.
I want to run this marathon for myself, and to also show my two little girls that they too can accomplish anything they set their minds to – no matter how busy or hectic their lives are! Please remind me of this when I’m questioning my sanity and trying to remember why I’m doing this marathon!
My training schedule is set and updated in my organizer. Side note: you will learn that Jenn and I are extremely anal about to do lists, organizers and calendars/schedules. If I ever lost my organizer my life would be over.
It’s about 19 weeks until the SF Marathon and I’m terrified, yet excited at the same time. Looking forward to the challenge and going to take it week by week. My brother Gabe and his wife Claire are also training for the SF Marathon so I’m excited for them as well…go team!
Hope you enjoy our journey and we promise to keep you updated regularly as we go along. Here’s to Jenn and Suzanne’s excellent marathon adventure!
SF Marathon Here I Come,