A Journey to the Marathon

David Schnurman | October 11, 2011

To me the thought of running a marathon was always so foreign. Only a certain type of person does it. Right?  Not me. Never. Why would I want to anyway, it is really really long?  Well that is the point, isn't it? To challenge yourself to do something that is so impossible and seems so difficult.  To know if you can accomplish this you can set your mind to accomplish anything.  Notice how I wrote mind and not body.  While it is your body that is being conditioned it is your mind that will see you through the 17 weeks of training.

After being inspired by Kyle who ran the NY Marathon last year for the first time, I felt the need to try the ultimate challenge as well.  Before I knew it Kyle and I were training for the Philadelphia Marathon that takes place November 20th.  I got to tell you from the first moment I was hooked.  Before we trained the furthest I ran was 6 miles and that was a stretch.  We are now in our 13th week and have run 15 miles at one time and a total distance of 237 miles.  We are in the home stretch with the longest runs coming up in the next few weeks. I will be doing several follow up posts on our progress and hope to convince Kyle to as well.  This has been one of the most inspiring things I have ever done and look forward to crossing the finish line and sharing my experience with the world.

See "A Journey to the Marathon - A Defining Moment" (Part 2)
See "A Journey to the Marathon - On Cloud 9" (Part 3)

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