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Monday, August 9, 2010

Day 113: It's Official

Well there's no turning back now! I have registered and paid for the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon! The commitment has been made and it is very real! Not sure if I'm happy or regretful with this decision! My legs and back ache and I'm scared to death of running 26.2 miles! But it's done.

First I have to accomplish the Labor Day half marathon at Disneyland. That's in less than a month. If I can complete that race successfully I'm sure it will give me a boost of confidence toward the full marathon.

The LA Marathon race is Sunday, March 20, 2011 beginning at Dodger Stadium and ending at Santa Monica beach. I'm running it, not walking it. There's a HUGE difference between the two. Believe me I've walked that many miles before and it is tough and requires lots of training as well. But to run that many miles requires even more attention and training as your body is just not designed for such a physical challenge.

I'm excited that I made the commitment to participate in such a physical challenge in advance of turning 50, but there are days when I ask myself, why this? Why didn't I choose something less strenuous to honor the Birthday? Well, it's a little late for that. I have always said that running a marathon was on the "bucket list" and I figured what better time to knock that item off the list then in advance of a milestone Birthday. So the commitment has been made, there's no turning back now.

My mantra, Run Robyn Run!


Betsy said...

Congrats on your decision to run your 1st Marathon! The reason I say that is because it won't be your last. They are addictive. I did 2 in 9 months about 5 years ago. I ran the 20th year of LA Marathon when the course wasn't so great. Bad parts of town, etc. I hear it's much better now so I may even join you next March! Great job. Love ya lots!! xoxo Betsy

Robyn Ritter Simon said...

Thank you Betsy for your very supportive message! Yes, please join me on this adventure and run with me in March! Thanks again for reading the BLOG and posting a great message!

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