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Running A Marathon (Again)

September 2nd, 2008 at 12:12 am

I am not sure why I am doing this again, but I have signed up for another full marathon. That is 26.2 miles of nonstop running. That is 26.2 MILES. That is a 10K race PLUS 20 more miles!

I decided to re-read THIS POST I wrote before I ran my first full marathon back in June 2006. I found myself saying "Amen." and "Absolutely." as I read that post. (Sidenote: Is it OK to do that for stuff you have written yourself?)

On Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 7:00AM, I will embark on another marathon with 18,000 runners in the Chevron Houston Marathon in Houston, TX. The great thing is that I will have two brothers running with me (the other three are slackers). If, strike that, WHEN we all finish, we are going to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for a fine celebration meal.

There are so many parallels between marathon training and personal finances. Not the least of which is self-discipline. Look for a ton of posts focused on my training and how I feel that it relates to personal finances over the next several months.

I have started training several months ago, but the formal training program begins September 15th.

I ran my last marathon in 4 hr 27 min 35 sec. My goal this time? 4 hr 10 min 00 sec

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3 Responses to “Running A Marathon (Again)”

  1. Amber Says:

    hmmmmmm good Ruth Chris is the best...good luck

  2. Early Retirement Extreme Says:

    I read somewhere that there's a time known as the "Oprah line". It's the time Oprah Winfrey used to finish when she walk/jogged a marathon sometime in the 90s. It's 4 hours and 29 minutes. Better stay under that ;-)

  3. DeniseRMT Says:

    Awesome! I am running my first marathon in January. To finish 4 hrs 27 minutes is very good. I am hoping to finish under 5 hours myself. I just wrote a piece on my blog about celebrities marathons times. Come check it out!

    http://denisermt.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/pushing-it-palin-style/

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