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Ok, I said that I would stop talking about the Marathon but …
If you have never done one, this post is for you. Remember, I was one of you. I never wanted to run one either.
Why should YOU run a marathon?
1. You’ll stay motivated to run.
For other distances, you may be able to skip runs and still succeed.
But you can’t get away with not training when it comes to a marathon. So having one on your calendar will keep you motivated to stick to a training schedule, at least for those long runs.
On days when your motivation is lacking, you’ll think about how you’ll feel during those 26.2 miles if you’re undertrained or can’t finish the race.
2. You’ll be a great role model.
It’s hard not to revere someone who is dedicated and determined to complete a substantial goal such as running a marathon. You’ll be setting a great example for many people in your life – family, friends, co-workers, etc.
Even though, it may not be true, people will be telling you how “awesome” you are.
If you are lucky, you will inspire someone to start running or run a longer distance race.
3. You’ll find out that pain is indeed temporary.
Pain, chafing, sweat, tears, and blood will all just be memories.
Yes, you will most likely hurt. The pain may be so bad to make you want to quit.
But you won’t.
When you see that finish line in the distance, you will forget. You will cry but they will be tears of joy.
4. You’ll gain the confidence you never knew you had.
Although you’ll no doubt experience rough patches during your training. After you’ve logged that 20-miler, you’ll feel like you can conquer the world. Your running confidence will overflow into other areas of your life, such as work and relationships.
You’ll enter that marathon start line with your eyes on the prize (the finish line.)
5. You’ll have a lifetime of bragging rights.
Once you cross that finish line, you’re a marathon finisher and will always be one. No one can ever take that title away from you.
Remember only 1% of population has run a marathon.
Happy Running! Have I convinced you? A little bit? If you ran a marathon already, what was your reason?