About three years ago, you could have lumped Runner's World magazine along with Cat Fancy or Golf Illustrated in the category "Stuff I Have No Desire to Read."
Now after my fitness renaissance, I'm quite giddy that I finally bought my first Runner's World magazine.
I haven't had the chance to read it in detail (otherwise you probably would have seen a post or three about it already) but the first thing I noticed about it was the words at the very top: "2009 Marathon Guide."
Oh boy. The big one. The Marathon.
I'm not quite there yet but all signs are pointing to a marathon in my future. I've got a pair of half-marathons in 2009 that I'm eyeing and that's the next natural step in my progression. It scares me though, so much so that I don't really want to entertain the thought right now or even commit to one. What's the point? If I do run one, it won't be until 2010.
Still, I can't say that it's not in the back of my mind. This Runner's World magazine has only brought it to the forefront. For now, though, I'll try to enjoy reading the magazine and trying to pick up tips that will help me as I run.
As far as cats and golf... the respective renaissance for each of those hasn't quite happened.