Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2 am makes people do crazy things...

...like sign up for the Top of Utah Marathon.

Holy. crap.

Admittedly, it wasn't a last minute decision and I've been planning on running this race for the past few months but actually registering for it has made it concrete and real and so scary and so awesome and so exciting.  Even better--Running Roommate has signed up to run it with me.  I never thought that I would be crazy enough to sign up for a marathon, let alone actually be excited about one.  For me this is the ultimate challenge; it isn't something you can just walk into and survive.  My body will be pushed and my willpower will be tested and I will come out a better person for having done this.

One of my coworkers was panicking a little about signing up and asked me if I really thought I could do it.  I told him without question that yes, I can.  It will be the hardest thing I've ever done, but our bodies are capable of great things.  I showed him the following video to illustrate my point:

What inspires you today?


  1. You encouraging others. Have a jam packed race schedule. I'd said, Becky should no longer be Bringin' Becky Back because Becky IS Back! WooHooo.

    ...and 2 am is a great time to make major life decisions. ;-)

  2. Wow! That is great inspiration! I even cried a little. Thanks for sharing!

  3. congrats on registering! I can't wait to see how it goes for you

  4. I love that video. I totally cried.

    Congrats on registration! Exciting!

  5. Jay and I LOVE that video!!! So excited for your narration!!!! You rock.

  6. That is one of my favorite vids of all time! I should watch it often. CONGRATS on your marathon plans! WOOHOOO! I have no desire to run a marathon, but I would love to make a stair climb in New York a goal. WHY do I have such expensive ideas? LOL!

  7. Psst -- Just checking in on you! Hope all is well on your side of the world!