If everything goes according to plan, eighteen weeks from today I will be celebrating the absurd accomplishment of having run 26.2 miles in a surprisingly short amount of time.
I know that not everything will go according to plan, of course. My hope is that enough things will that I’m still able to do that celebration. The key for me now is to follow the plan as closely as I can, to devote as much energy as possible to making sure that if something gets in the way of pulling this off that it’s not my own lack of commitment or motivation. I’ve gotten pretty lax with my exercise routine in the last few weeks, and that’s been okay. It’s not anymore.
For the last few months, my vision of 2012 is that it’s the year I do two things: Run a marathon and finish a novel. Time to bear down on that first one.