Running a marathon was on my mind all day yesterday. I thought about Lisa's question that I didn't ask-the answer is yes, I do want to run a marathon. I thought about Bob's comment and I realized that's a key reason why I want to run one-I don't want to have years of regret wondering "what if I had at least tried a marathon?". At least if I make the attempt I will have the answer to the question of whether I can do it or not. And Bruce, it would greatly please me to meet you in person. You were the first person in our forum to welcome me to the running world. You've given me excellent advice and have been extremely generous with your knowledge and support. So after some conversations with Hubby (he thinks I'm crazy, but I have his whole hearted support) I decided to run the Las Vegas Marathon in 2009. Thanks, guys for your comments and support. I'm going to need more of it in the future!
The funny thing about making this decision now-I haven't been running for 3 days due to a strained back muscle. It's happened before and my back just can't take the pounding of running for a few days, but I'm much better today and will probably be back on the road tomorrow!
So no regrets. After all, I've always secretly regretted not buying the Eiffel Tower from that guy in the park years ago. It was such a great deal and I've always wondered how my life would have changed if I had been the owner of the Eiffel Tower-and it would have looked great in my back yard!