October 5th, 2014 marked the finish of my third Portland Marathon in as many years. Running 26.2 miles can seem a bit daunting at times, after all, it is a long way of pounding pavement. However, it’s not just about showing up on race day and keeping your legs moving one foot in front of the other. It is more about the 4 months of training leading up to the race starting line.
Only a few short years ago I did not run. I thought it was the worst form of torture imaginable, but one day I woke up and decided that I wanted to run a marathon.