If running the marathon once is crazy, then signing up to do it must make you certifiable. Well, call in the men in the white coats because today registration opened for the Philadelphia Marathon, and I signed up to run. I knew right after Disney that I was going to do it again, and I narrowed my options down to Philly pretty quickly. Philadelphia is close to my home town, and a lot of my high school and college friends live in the area. It is also just a short drive from where my parents now live, so we’ll be able to visit for Thanksgiving.
Going into the second marathon, there is good and bad. Everything is not shiny and new about the experience. I know the commitment, the hard work, the hours of devotion to training, and the pain that are required. But I also know with certainty that I can do it because I have done it all before. I am probably going to try a harder training schedule this time, but I am not sure what. I have until July to decide, but if anyone has any suggestions I am open for input and support.