Part of the great thing about having a blog and having regular readers is that I get to share my experiences with others, and hopefully they can entertain, inspire, provoke thoughts or elicit some other response.
So I am calling on you because I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss anything.
I know that running a marathon is a special thing, and I am certainly feeling so enthusiastic about it. From having read up on others' experiences from their own first marathons (such as this one and this one and this one) and having talked to some of the veteran Lopers on what to expect and how to approach my first marathon, I know it will hold a special place in my heart and soul and mind and my entire being.
The best part about this is that I will chronicle a lot of it, so it will always remain fresh in my mind. There are some great experiences that, when I'm in the midst of them, I think I will remember forever but eventually they sort of blend in with everything else. And I don't want to miss anything right now. In some ways, it's for my own benefit. But in other ways, I want for my daughters to look back and see what their dad accomplished when they were little. I don't know how they will feel but I would do anything to be able to read some of my dad's thoughts and read up on his accomplishments from when he was younger. I'll never have that chance, but I can give that chance to my girls.
So I want to know from you trusty and beloved readers, what things have I not hit on that you would like to know more about?
I've shared with you some of my most inner feelings about not only training for this marathon but making the decision to run one in the first place. I've shared so much already, from my really, really long runs to the shorter runs and many things in between. I've almost taken that next step, from being a sort-of knowledgeable runner capable of finishing a half-marathon to one that is on the brink of running a full marathon.
But this has all been from my perspective. I've been my own editor, if you will, and sometimes I get caught up in things that I think are important. And while they may or may not be, I might be missing something.
So what do you think I should blog about? What questions/topics do you want answered now that I might regret not exploring? Should I take some more pictures of... myself? something else? Am I missing anything? or rather... What am I missing?
Anyway, you all have been such a big boost during this whole training regimen I've undergone and I'm indebted to you for that. So even if you can't think of anything else, thanks for just being here and taking an interest.
Because you could be doing other things, like working or cleaning the house or some other menial task.