This is my official announcement of my intention to run the St. George Marathon in October! I'm excited. The only possible deterrent is my really crappy knees. My orthopedic doctor isn't real hip on the idea but thinks I should be okay if I don't push my training out of control.
I planned to run the marathon a few years ago but started off doing too many miles too quickly and I fried my knees. After lots of physical therapy I think I'm in better shape now.
I'm not going for speed, but for completion. My training schedule builds slowly and finally reaches a long run of 20 miles about a month before the marathon. Today was a 4.5 mile run which went well.
But it was COLD outside. I really love running when it's cold except that I thought my nipples might cut holes through my shirt. Youch.
For a funny 1 minute video about the pain after a marathon (including bleeding nipples), view this: