It’s official. I have signed up for my first marathon. In less than two weeks, I will be in Burlington, VT (home of the Ben & Jerry’s Factory) and about to make the ultimate leap from non-runner to marathoner in the Keybank Vermont City Marathon! I’m super psyched.
At lunch today, my manager wanted to know how fast Oprah ran (4:29), because he says if I can’t beat her it’s pathetic and he’d laugh at me. Pretty high pressure! I told him going 26 miles is much harder than you think. He said he could easily walk it in 6 hours, which is the time limit for Vermont. (This from the guy who’s never run more than 1.5 miles in his life). I challenged him to come try, but he’s going to Thailand to lie on the beach that weekend – pathetic. Here is a direct quote to give you his thoughts on runners (spoken after I told him that I thought Cute Runner Guy from the Brooklyn Half was a nice guy): “I’m sure runners think other runners are nice… but I think runners are kind of wacko.”
On that note, I’m wackily thinking about getting a shirt printed for the occasion. RunningBanana.com was going to take three weeks total, so I found Zazzle, which ships within 24 hours at a variety of shipping speeds. I came up with the following design, which I really like, but it’s going to be about $40 after shipping.
Worth it? I can’t decide. I might be better off just buying a nice singlet and decorating it myself, especially since this one doesn’t have a built in bra so I’d prob have to wear a tank top under it anyway. Thoughts, anyone? I’d like to get this ordered tonight if that’s what I decide.