Monday, May 27, 2013


Don't misunderstand. I am by no means declaring that I am going to do a marathon.  Do I need to repeat that?  I have always said there is not one ounce in me that feels like I need to do this.  Not on my bucket list.  It will never be a regret.

That said, I'm a competitive bastard.  So when I casually mentioned that me and Andrea had very briefly discussed walking a marathon as opposed to running one and my lovingly supportive husband declared, "You can't walk a marathon!!!" something happened.

Why can't I?  Are there rules that actually say you can't walk it?  Will I not feel like I have accomplished something if I don't run it?  Am I taking the easy way out?  Turns out he only really meant that there isn't enough time to walk the marathon if you aren't a speed walker. And I don't want to do that. Those guys are bad ass.   My trainer suggested that we alternate. Jog 2 miles, walk 1 etc. Now that is something I can wrap my brain around and it got me thinking...

So I did some research.  Turns out marathons courses are open for 8 hours, which comes down to basically an 18 minute mile. Well, I can do that!!   Especially if I alternate running and walking.  There are a couple of marathons designed just for walkers but they are fairly far away. If I were to do this I would only do the Twin Cities one so I could be close to home as I am sure I would die after. (Bob has since informed me that The Twin Cities Marathon is only open for 6.....that sounds harder. lol)

I put on my running shoes this morning and decided to just see where my starting point was and if this were perhaps something achievable.

I did 10 miles.  Alternating jogging and walking mile by mile.

Well I'll be damned.

I still don't know if I will do this.  But it's in the back of my mind as a possibility.