I Want to Run a Marathon

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    At Some Point...

        It's been eating away at me for the last decade or so....     I'm getting old now...40 years old. I started to get back into keeping myself fit at the age of 27...let's face it, i was just smoking and drinking most of the time... So I got back into...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker
    46-50, F
    Dec 12, 2010

    In training. I have been in training

    for just over a year. I really want to do it. I got inspired to run a marathon after what happened in Boston. I read a lot of stories from runners that ran that race. It inspired me. Running isn't new to me. I ran track in high school. After all my training, I'm not sure that...
    teenotes teenotes
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    The Start Of Something New

    I am 20 years old and I want to run a marathon. I've been told I am not a very disciplined person and that is true. I am also an extreme procrastinator, overweight, but am also hopeful. I want to do this and my deadline is May 8. I am going to keep a blog and share my experience...
    marathontrainee08 marathontrainee08
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2011

    To do list : run a marathon

    after 6 month of training 😁😁 . Will I be able to succeed if I start training from tomorrow ??
    Piger Piger
    22-25, F
    Dec 12, 2014

    Chicago Marathon 2012

    Yesterday my boyfriend, my BFF and her hubby and I along with a bunch of other friends who were a mix of everything that means something special to me ran in the Chicago marathon. None of us are real runners and we were among the last to come in like seven hours after the race...
    mollymcbutternuts mollymcbutternuts
    22-25, T
    3 Responses Oct 8, 2012


    I have been running for a while - for about two years on and off. I've done mainly 5K races. I want to do more but I don't have much of a support group or running buddies.
    kfmsanders kfmsanders
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2012

    On the Road to My First Marathon

    Last season kind of sucked. I hoped to do all this in 2009 but I broke my arm pretty badly last March and had to sit out the early season. By the time I healed up I was overcommitted to less strenous activities and only ran the Ragnar Great River Relay at a mediocre 8-minute...
    BlackRoger BlackRoger
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jul 26, 2010


    I have one little task on my to-do list that I have been putting off...and putting off.....and, well you get the idea. And...surprisingly it's the one thing that I have been so dedicated to keeping up with - working out...specifically running! Just a year ago, I was at the 20...
    ramesykristin ramesykristin
    26-30, F
    Nov 23, 2010

    Running In The "Run Or Dye" 5k

    Im excited! Tomorrow I will run my first Run or Dye race...It's not really about running...well...you can run, dance, walk ...whatever...It's more about doing something fun.Run or Dye is "the world's most colorful 5k"My friends, my sister, cousin and I are going to get all...
    surrealreality surrealreality
    31-35, F
    Nov 22, 2013

    Does running a marathon cure my depression?

    I want to answer the question by myself. Running is an activity that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I'd love to try though I can only run 5k now in 40 minutes.
    TMB4 TMB4
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

    Im Going To Run A Marathon!!!

    I'm going to run my first marathon next month. I'm looking forward to it. I've been training since Oct. Last Saturday I ran 18 miles and this up coming Saturday I'm going to run 20 miles. The most I've done so far. I've never seen myself running a marathon so its surprising to me...
    Bitterrsweet Bitterrsweet
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2012

    Just Takes Courage, I Suppose...

       I don't know, I don't really have the courage in my abilities I suppose. I would love to run a marathon but something keeps putting me off. That something is me...     My problem is that I can only get up to the 11 1/2 miles mark...It takes me about 1 hr 20...
    Samm199294 Samm199294
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2008


    Any tips when it comes to nutrition for long distance running? Im skinny, and burn weight fast so I need all the extra nutrients I can get.
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3
    18-21, F
    Jun 9, 2009
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