Only a couple of posts ago I stated that I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions. I caved, and this year I have one. I am going to run the Salt Lake City Marathon! Running a marathon has always been on my bucket list. The 26 miles and 385 yards is going to be considerably longer than anything I have run before. In high school, I remember running 12 miles, but never any further than that. It is incredibly refreshing to be making this goal a reality. After speaking to some friends who have run marathons, I am prepared for an emotional roller coaster. I can only imagine what the feeling of crossing that finish line will be like.
I am fully aware that there will be snow while I am training. I could wait until the fall to run one and wouldn’t need to train in such cold weather, but I am looking forward to accomplishing this goal. It also seems like a great course for a 1st marathon. It winds its way from the University of Utah at 4,857 feet and finishes downtown at 4,247 feet. Downhill baby!
The official website for the SLC marathon can be found here: http://www.saltlakecitymarathon.com/