Vacations are supposed to be fun. Vacations are supposed to be relaxing. Vacations are supposed to make you happy. Vacations are a time to escape reality. They’re a time to forget about home and work and everything that causes stress in your life. And that’s exactly why our vacation started with a marathon. Marathons do exactly just that. And yes I realize this sounds crazy, but marathons make me happy. They put a smile on my face. They allow me to forget everything that’s going on and enjoy the challenge, the task, and the joy of covering 26.2 miles.
I consider myself an endurance athlete. I compete in athletic events that require commitment and dedication. I compete in events that require time and sacrifice. Time away from your loved ones and friends so you can train. Sacrifice on a social life so you have energy to run 3 hours on a Sunday morning. I compete in half-marathons and marathons and soon-to-be triathlons. However, there are those that run a marathon after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112. There are those that spend anywhere from 8-24 hours moving towards the finish line.