So I did a thing. As often, I did it on a whim. I did it without agonizing over it. I did it without really thinking about it. My sister mentioned it and off I went.
What did I do now you wonder?
I signed up to virtually complete the NYC Marathon.
Now you might be wondering how I am planning to do this when I am only walking right now and have committed to walk through the end of the summer. Easy Peasy…. I plan to train and mostly walk 26.2 miles.
Seriously…. Once I signed up and thought, “What did I just do?” I searched for walking plans. I actually think since it is a virtual event this is more doable because I don’t need to worry as much about meeting a cut off time. Plus lets be honest, last year I basically power walked 3/4 the in person NYC Marathon.
I have been mentioning that I’ve been thinking about goals. Completing a marathon length event was actually one. Remember how I have said that I have completed a marathon every year since 2014? I did not want this year to be any different and now it will be an official event. So while this may seem like it has come out of left field, it really hasn’t. Completing a marathon this year has always been rattling around in my head. I just wasn’t sure if I would be able to make it happen. Now I am.
I have not settled 100% on a plan but I have narrowed down already My walking this last month has set me up to be ready to roll into this plan. Walking 103 miles last month puts me in a good spot to start. Plus we all know that I need a goal.
It’s go time.
I signed up to do the TCS New York City Marathon virtually as well. Thanks to COVID I completely forgot that I was suppose to Marine Corps Marathon then it went virtual. lol. Let’s do this!
We got this!
Have you ever done Marine Corps? That is an amazing event
No, I have never done Marine Corps Marathon before. This year would have been my first. I guess it still is even though I am doing it virtually. My dad retired from the Marine Corps so MCM is dedicated to him.
I had never done New York either. NY Marathon is dedicated to my grandpa who passed away in December.
I did Paris Marathon in 2017. I’m hoping to do more International marathons.
Have you done any international marathons?
I have never done any of the international events. New York three times, Marine Corps, Chicago, and Philly
How was Chicago and Philly?
Both had great crowds. Out of two, I think I liked Chicago better but I would do either a second time as both were well run