I have recently been tantalized by a very daunting fitness goal – to run a marathon. To be honest, I don’t know if I have the mental or physical ability to actually do it, but does anyone? The body is not made to just run 26 miles…it’s incredibly grueling and demanding. I have finished a half marathon in a mostly acceptable time – my judgment, not anyone else’s- but I never put my heart fully into training. I have always liked running and athletics but it’s always something I feel like I have had to work harder at than everyone else. So does that give me more or less motivation? I don’t know yet. The race is the Portland Marathon, October 6th, 2013. I have the time. I have the opportunity. I have the gear. As of now, I’m think doing it. What do I really have to lose? (well, besides a few toenails).