I haven’t said much about it because I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to pull it off, but I’m running the Oklahoma City Memorial marathon at the end of this month. I’ve been training with my friend Randy, and I told him if I got the long runs in I’d go do the marathon with him. I did a marathon back in 1999 and after throwing up every six steps for the final 4 miles, I vowed “never again.” Well, never say never. Randy and I did a 16 miler a few weeks back, and it wasn’t bad, but the 18-miler I did two weeks ago really kicked me in the teeth. This morning he and I leave for a 20 mile run. Sheesh … what was I thinking?
One thing that helped me decide to do this marathon was that there is a BIG group of runners from Childress going. Some are doing the half marathon, some the 6 mile relay, but I sure don’t want to miss out on the fun.
Hopefully this is NOT me after our 20 mile run today.