Well, I called it upon me so I can’t really complain.
The office is a sponsor of major marathon and I entered in the draw to have a free entry to the New York City Marathon. My name came out amongst the other “lucky” winners. It guarantees a bib but it’s not paying for anything else like travel and hotels. I knew it when I registered but the happiness and surprise came with a little dose of reality check. I mean, I have to do it now.
I’m in a decent shape, I ran my first half marathon last year. I now look at it with a little fear and stress (the good one). I am confident I can make it throught, my objective are:
- Cross the finish line
- Hopefully in less than 5 hours
- in less than 4h30min would be amazing.
If I only complete one of the 3, I’ll be happy. I don’t know many people who did a marathon, only one or two pals I went to college with.
I have my training set and it starts on June 28, it will be 18 weeks of regular runs, intense stretching sessions and a whole lot of sweat.
I’ll post more details soon.