Before you call 911 to report a man who's lost his mind, please understand that I really thought this through before committing. I've been talking for months about wanting to run regularly and get in better shape. I've just lacked the right motivation.
So now that I've made a commitment to my wife and we've picked out a race to run together, I'm actually getting quite excited to start the process.
My goal in all of this is simply to get in better shape. I'm not interested in competing for a place in the race - I just want to be able to finish it. I want to get myself to the point where it's not a big deal for me to run 3-7 miles on any given day. Obviously, a half marathon is longer than that, but running 13.1 miles will be the exception, not the rule, for me.
Katie and I found a 12-week training plan that we are going to start Monday. The finale of the plan is running the half marathon on Sept. 27. I plan to keep a journal on this blog, so any time you want to leave a comment to offer encouragement - please do! I'm going to need it.