Running A Marathon (Again)

I am not sure why I am doing this again, but I have signed up for another full marathon.  That is 26.2 miles of nonstop running.  That is 26.2 MILES.  That is a 10K race PLUS 20 more miles!

I decided to re-read THIS POST I wrote before I ran my first full marathon back in June 2006.  I found myself saying "Amen." and "Absolutely." as I read that post.  (Sidenote:  Is it OK to do that for stuff you have written yourself?)

On Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 7:00AM, I will embark on another marathon with 18,000 runners in the Chevron Houston Marathon in Houston, TX.  The great thing is that I will have two brothers running with me (the other three are slackers).  If WHEN we all finish, we are going to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for a fine celebration meal.

There are so many parallels between marathon training and personal finances.  Not the least of which is self-discipline.  Look for a ton of posts focused on my training and how I feel that it relates to personal finances over the next several months.

I have started training several months ago, but the formal training program begins September 15th.

I ran my last marathon in 4 hr 27 min 35 sec.  My goal this time?  4 hr 10 min 00 sec 

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  1. Jeff Plain on September 1, 2008 at 5:01 am

    Congrats on running the marathon again Joe. I look forward to following your journey. The marathon commitment is a lot like the financial journey. A solid plan, commitment to the plan and the highs and lows during the sometimes painful process. Of course, the highs when you complete the marathon are incredible. I can only the joy of being debt free are even better. Good luck on your journey and thanks for sharing it with us.

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