Monumental Marathon 2012: Do I?

Notice that little tagline up top in my blog header–marathon mom wannabe. For months now, I’ve been toying with the idea of completing my first marathon this fall. I’ve only been running a year, and I’ve got only two half marathons under my belt. Some may think it’s crazy or foolish to run a marathon so soon into one’s running journey. But those people also probably would have told me there was no way to go from not being able to run 2 miles to running 13.1 in just 6 months. And, last year, I did just that.

So, that leaves me with no excuses really. I keep asking myself, why not? Why not now? What am I waiting for here? I have a feeling that one year from now, I’ll have another 12 months of miles on my feet, but the same fears holding me back.

I’ve scoped out the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis as my potential race. If I do a marathon this fall, this will be it.

For those who’ve run a marathon, what helped you ¬†decide to go for it? What fears did you have going into the training?

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