26.2 Miles of Fun

By: Mr. Wilson on January 31, 2008
Are any of you folks planning to give the Lincoln Marathon a shot this year? I love the Lincoln Marathon. I have never run it, but The Missus has. Most of the people look like they're having such fun. Maybe you think that's a rosy interpretation of things, but I don't think so. Most people really seem genuinely happy to be running a marathon or half-marathon, and they're downright ecstatic to finish. Sure, the average runner swears a few times, but if you're twisted enough to try a marathon, you probably think swearing and grunting are just part of the experience. If you are planning to run in this year's marathon, I hope you've started training. May shows up sooner than you think. I can't wait to see Robbie's reaction to all the runners. I bet he'll think it's hilarious that all these crazy adults go streaming down the street for an hour.


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January 31, 2008 at 3:29PM

Go for it, Mr. Wilson. I’ve run the half the past two years. The first year I did it, I had only run a half dozen times -  never more than five miles - in preparation, yet the crowd and the fun of it kept me running the whole way.

Last year wasn’t as pleasant with the rain. A lot of the trail ends up underwater, and my feet got all waterlogged and started cracking by the 9th mile. So it’s definitely worth investing in some waterproof socks.

It’s a lot of fun, especially if the weather is nice, because then there are people out on the whole route to cheer you on. It makes the time fly by.

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