Yep, training for a marathon is hard and it takes time. I bet you have a hundred reasons why you just can't do it. However, there are just as many reasons that you can--and should.
No matter what, if you practice running, you will get in better shape. You may not end up being the next Usain Bolt, but you will be better off than when you started. Better shape means better fitting clothes, better blood pressure, better cholestrol. . .
Before I started running, I would always imagine that if someone tried to rob me, I wouldn't be able to get away. First of all, I NEVER wear appropriate shoes, but more importantly, I just thought I couldn't run (or run fast enough). Training for a marathon helps to insure my purse's safety.
Every season, I am amazed at the fact that people who are significantly overweight can train for (and then complete) a marathon. I am inspired by the contestants' ability to overcome whatever obstacles necessary to meet this goal. Every season, they all manage to do it. That's how I know that you and I can do it too!
"So, what are you doing this weekend?" "Not too much, just training for a marathon." Sounds good, right? People will be in awe of how amazing you are and how committed you are to fitness. They will want to ask you questions, talk about pace, and eventually they will want to be just like you.
This is the best reason of all! You will get a new T-shirt that you can wear to work, to the gym, or wherever. This T-shirt will certainly lead you to many conversations about how awesome you are for doing a marathon. Some races give you a medal too!
As you can see, the reasons for training for a marathon are many. The one that is not on the list is this: because you can. If you have a healthy body, take pride in it, and use it to its fullest potential. You can do this!
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