I did it!
I did a marathon. It was SO hard. But so good. As soon as I finished I told my friends and family to never run one. I am so glad I did it though. The training was really challenging, and so was the race. I wanted to challenge myself mentally and physically, and I met that challenge!
I got a couple of free yogurts post-race:
BUT I might run another one in a few years. But for now, I am sticking to half marathons and hopefully duathlons. (I first need to get a bike!)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.