Monday, April 28, 2008


I'm coming up on my one year anniversary of losing weight. One year ago today, I weighed 264 lbs. Today, I'm over 100 lbs. lighter.

Like I've said before, I now have a body that can actually do stuff. That's exciting and all, but besides getting way too familiar with my treadmill, I haven't really done much with my new body. I haven't tested its limits. I think it's time to start doing that. So...

I'm going to run a marathon.

That's right, folks. I'm going to do it. 26.2 miles of what will likely be puke-inducing agony. On October 18, 2008, the Kansas City Marathon will happen, and I WILL be there. I've been thinking about this all weekend, mulling it over in my mind again and again, to make sure I'm ready to make that commitment. I know I can do it, and that's the main reason I'm going to. I couldn't before, and now I can. It's that simple.

During my 4-mile race yesterday, I was really enjoying myself. I liked running. The ex-fat girl was running 9.26 minute miles and was loving it. As soon as I thought it, my next thought was this: "Great, you love it now. But would you love it if you had to run this race about 6.5 times in a row?" Crap. What have I gotten myself into?

The next few months should be very interesting here at Morgan Gets Thin. Join me as I wreck all my joints and ligaments, won't you? It will surely be a fun ride.


deanna said...

Happy Anniversary!!! What a fantastic accomplishment...unfreakinbelievable!

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Elayne said...

I stumbled upon your blog and really enjoy it.

I bet you'll do great with your marathon training. If you can lose 100 lbs then you definitely have what it takes to train for & run a marathon.