Josh told me that running a marathon seems so distant to him, but something that he may be interested in later on. He said that it just seems almost untouchable.
Marathons, I feel are very "touchable." For anyone that knows me, I am not some elite type runner. I didn't run in high school or college, I actually hated running. I'm not your stereotypical marathoner.
One of the problems, like most sports, is most of the time a "non-runner" only sees the elite runners of a marathon on the news or wherever. They don't see the 55 year old man, who isn't exactly skinny, who's stumbling along, but finishes his marathon in 6 hours. He ran just as far as the elite runner who took 2 hours and 10 minutes. However, this doesn't make the news, but for this man, it probably changed his life forever.
A marathon is simple. You run a marathon by running. It seems so simple, yet hard to grasp. If you want to run a marathon, go out today and run/walk a mile. Then the day after tomorrow, do it again. And then in 3 days, do it again. Next week, try a mile and a half. Then try doing a whole mile without walking. Soon a mile seems pretty easy, so run 2 miles.
When you look at a marathon from far away it seems "crazy." Runners get this all the time, "you are crazy for running that far, I don't even like to drive that far!" This is a quote I have heard a lot! But are we really crazy? I don't see it as crazy. A marathon is nothing more than dedication and consistency.
If you run consistent, you will be able to run a marathon. I can say this confidently. If you make the decision that you want to run a marathon, and you start slow, but stay consistent, you will finish a marathon!
There is ONE way to run a marathon, go out and RUN!
Josh can run a marathon, anyone can run a marathon, it's just a matter of getting out the door and deciding that you want to do it!
P.S. I will run with anyone at anytime! Just ask, I'll go!
|Josh and I......no caption needed|