I often wonder where people get the motivation to exercise every single day. My dad, for example, runs every day except for Sunday. He runs for a few hours during his work day and then does a longer run (anywhere from 10 - 15 miles) on Saturday. He also runs marathons, and has for as long as I can remember. He's a great example to me of being active and using exercise as a way to relax and cope with the stressors of life.
A few years ago, Dustin decided he wanted to run a marathon. He found a training schedule and followed it diligently. As part of his preparations, he ran in a 5K and half-marathon event. Then, the day he had been training for arrived and he ran his first marathon. It was awesome to watch him cross the finish line.
I want to complete a half-marathon. It's only 13.1 miles. I can do it.
I want to do it so I can understand why people say it's so addicting. I want to do it because I know training for one will help me stay active and fit. I want to know what it feels like to cross a finish line.
I hope to accomplish this goal in the next 2 years.