I haven't written in a while! Reading other people's blogs has inspired me.  I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do.

Last fall my sister-in-law, Camille, finished her first marathon.  We went to cheer her on at the finish line.  It was a moving experience for me. I realized that if she could do a marathon, surely I could too!  All I need to do is figure out how to run for four or five hours and I've got it!

So I signed up for the St. George marathon. I'm not a runner, so this is my first go at the sport. Earlier this year I challenged myself to run just one mile, and I was embarrassed that I couldn't do it.  But after trying again and again, I could run three miles without much trouble in a matter of a few weeks.

Hence the goal to run a marathon!  There's 18 weeks to go before the big event on October 6.  My official training started today with a 3 mile run around the neighborhood.  I'm following Hal Higdon's marathon training program.

I also read Hal Higdon's book about marathon training recently.  Great book.  Now I know a little bit more about what I'm getting in to!