Earlier this month, I posted about Mo Farah’s pledge to move from Metres to Miles in 2014, and how I was considering running my first marathon, too.
Well I’ve only gone and done it. I’ve signed up for The Loch Ness Marathon this September! Eeek!
I thought: this is the year. It’s the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It’s the Year of Homecoming across Scotland. Mo’s stepping up the distance. And I signed up!
There was something extra special about signing up for this race: it’s the first race I’ve signed up for in my married name- since I’ll be an ‘auld married wummin’ by then! That was exciting, too!
Be prepared to be very bored with my marathon chat, folks! 😉
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Ahh your inspiring me to want to pull the trigger!
I’ve been mulling it over for weeks, and just took the plunge! Eeek!
Way to go! Happy for you! Very exciting. Can’t wait to hear about your training.
Thanks! I’m excited and scared all rolled into one!
🙂 I am sure I will feel the same way when I sign up for mine. Waiting until the end of Feb just to make sure I am good to run.
That makes sense… We’ll be in this together! 😉
Yes we will 🙂
Wooo!! How exciting! I can’t wait to read all about your training 🙂
Thanks; I’m now thinking I’m crazy, mind you!
You are crazy! But in a totally sane way 🙂 the truly mad sign up for ultras!
Now, that’s a good point- that’s a help! Thanks 🙂
Good luck! The marathon really is a life changing experience. Enjoy every step!
Thanks so much, I really hope so!
oh how exciting, well done.
I’m looking forward to the marathon chat! Congrats on taking this HUGE step! And by huge I mean – you will officially be a bad ass when you cross the finish line!
Yay! Thanks so much for that! 🙂
Yay brilliant! See you there! Looking forward to reading about your training in the meantime.
Looking forward to it!
About time!! 🙂 You are more than ready and you don’t know it!! I’m really genuinely looking forward to hearing about your prep & journey. And brilliant choice of venue! I’ve been tempted myself. Excellent news 🙂
Thanks for this! Ego boost 😉
Congratulation! You won’t regret it!!!
Thanks, hope not! 🙂
Yippee! It’s such an incredible experience…I will love reading about your journey!
Thank you so much! 🙂
How exciting!! Haha marathon chat is never boring to me!
That’s good- I suspect there will be a LOT of it!
Exciting! Looks like a cool race – quite an experience. FYI, you don’t stop talking about your marathon after you run your marathon. 😉
Ha ha, I think you’re right about that!
Awesome! Good luck!!
Go you! I won’t be bored, I’m looking forward to the marathon chat 🙂
Fab, glad someone will continue reading! 😉
Awesome! I always have wanted to run a marathon, but the year I planned to, I chickened out. For now, the desire is gone, but maybe one day…Until then, I plan to live vicariously through you! Congrats!
Thanks! I have no idea how you fit in time to run, never mind marathon train! 😉
While the kids are at school! 😉 I have it actually easy when it comes to that, it’s just my laziness th gets in th way! 😉
Yeehaw! I’m signed up for my first marathons too this year, so I’ll be excited to read your training chatter.
Yay! That’s great! Seems like there’s a few of us 😉
You go girl! Looking forward to reading about your training and the marathon itself!!!
Yay congrats!! Very exciting!!
Haha! Welcome to the disease! No other run is like the marathon. Man, the things you’ll see, experience, and probably hallucinate! ha! 😀 Trust me, no one ever stops talking about their marathon after the marathon…. you’ve seen my blog. I haven’t shut up about it.
Happy running. Good luck with the training!
Thank you! I think you’re right!
Wonderful! This will be a fantastic journey for you, I’m sure of it. Incidentally, I’m going to run the Cologne Marathon the week before, so we can be virtual marathon training buddies!
That’s great! We might even get an actual run in together before then!
Of course! As I said, I’d be happy to meet you on the shores of Loch Lomond on a lovely weekend day – I just need a little advanced warning! We could do a long run together, perhaps one of the iconic 20 milers?
I’m sure we could manage that! Sounds great!
That’s great news, I’ll see you there! It’s a great course, you’ll love it!
Thanks, I hope so!
Yay! Way to go!!
How exciting! It will be nice to read along, as I’ll be training for my first marathon too. Although mine is in June, which I’m now thinking might be too soon and I’m kind of terrified of the whole thing!
That’s great! We can keep each other motivated! June’ll be fine, I’m sure!
Yes! That’s awesome!