1.08.2011

to the land of enchantment, with a monkey on your back.

You know what is challenging? Creating a playlist of 4 hours of music that is good to run to. I just did that. And it was no easy task...

...because I'm running a marathon! YEAH, right. Okay, no I'm not, but seriously, my husband is running his first marathon, on Sunday! He runs around a field or a gym like a school boy hyped up on sugar and his speed has been likened to that of a gazelle... he's athletic, to say the least. But this is opening a new chapter for him. 26.2 miles of sheer boredom, er I mean, success! Honestly, I am really proud of him. Any time anyone runs any distance I am proud and amazed. Because in the few short runs I have done I know that it is challenging. But a Marathon? Wayyy out of my league (or desire). I know a girl who is half my size and has completed not just one Marathon but multiple. This is somewhat disheartening (to me)... yet amazing! BUT, alas, I will stand by, proud of those I know who run the 4+ hours straight. Crazy. I have an irrational fear that a Marathon is this thing that will kill or greatly cripple those I love- this is rooted in the story I once heard that the "Marathon" was named after a Greek guy who ran 26.2 miles to Marathon, Greece and then dropped dead. Great. So let's all commemorate such a tradgedy by recreating the situation. However, my somewhat more history-saavy husband tells me there is much more to the story than that. Regardless... I pray for safe Marathon running for all.

As for Marathon running this weekend, the runners are my "Stevenspiring" friend (his name is Steven and he inspires me, ergo, Stevenspiration) and my handsome and inspiring husband, Ben ("Benspiration" just doesn't have the same ring to it). And if you're gonna run for that ridiculous amount of time- why not do it in Disney World! If you have to "hit the wall" or you get a "monkey on your back", why not do it while Donald and Goofy cheer you on! That's right, we are flying to visit the mouse and his friends (whom I have not seen since I was about 12 yrs old) where I will enjoy all the parks have to offer and Ben and Steven, (affectionately known as Dave, but now I am just confusing you) will run the Disney Marathon.

Wish us, (them) luck and safe running! I'll just be eating bunches of Mickey Waffles. See you in a few days...

3 comments:

Kaley said...

benspiration sounds like a deodorant

Diana said...

are you really in Disney? I'm confused....

bedbyday said...

Ben makes Superman seem like an underachiever.