April 11, 2009

Gearing up for a Marathon

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 6:01 pm

This is the year for this goal. It’s been a few years since I ran the half marathon, and since then I’ve been living all over the place, so haven’t made training for something like this a priority. I signed up to run the Portland Marathon on October 4th, so I’ve already sunk the $90 fee into this goal. I don’t have a training program yet, but I do have a training partner: Ubuntu. That’s my dog. She loves to run and never seems to get tired.

We ran 5 miles together today to break in some new shoes and see how she handled running. I don’t want all my training to be running though. I’ve been biking to work and back (16 or so miles round trip) the last few weeks now that the weather is getting warmer. I’ve also been playing dodgeball one night a week, but that’s not the most aerobic sport. I’m back into rock climbing at the gym a little bit, and Kim and I want to take a dance class. All that sounds pretty active, but I haven’t felt very active the last few dreary months. That has definitely begun to change.