It's official! My entry to the 2009 New York Marathon was accepted today. As most of you know, one of my big goals is to run a marathon before I turn 30. Since this year marks my last opportunity before turning 30 in 2010, I figured it was finally time to commit to the big race. : )
The race isn't until November 1, 2009, but I'm already feeling a bit anxious and excited. The longest race I've done is the Disneyworld Half-Marathon last January with Nick. I won't start my official training until 18 weeks prior to the race, but already know that I'm in for a load of hard work. In the meantime, Nick and I are committed to running 3 - 4 NY Road Runner races per month from now until the big race (ranging from 5Ks to 10Ks+). I also will run the More Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) on April 26, and I'm pretty deep in that training schedule right now (8 mile long runs right now).
I may post blog entries here and there to update you on my training progress --- although the main purpose would be to keep myself accountable for sticking to a strict training schedule. Although I've really grown to enjoy running, it can be a battle to stick to a regimented schedule sometimes!
By the way, for my friends who are considering a visit to NYC in the fall . . . might I suggest the beginning of November? I'd love to have some fans cheering me on! : )