Time to start actually running on a schedule to train for a marathon. For the past two years I have signed up for a marathon on my birthday, a gift to myself you could say. Last year that gave me too little time to train, resulting in a subpar race time (though I finished the damn thing, so that’s something). Last year was about setting a huge goal for myself and getting it done. Too much of my Sophomore year was spent wallowing and thinking that I couldn’t get anything done that I set my mind to. This year, the marathon I signed up for, the Detroit Marathon, is not until October 21st. So that gives me, let’s see, eighteen weeks to train. A good amount. And this year, I’m running to pay attention to my body, to see what it can do, to make sure I treat it right. Especially after this last quarter’s drinking, poor eating habits and lack of sleep. And I’d like to improve last year’s time by an hour. Once again I’ll be running with my friend from Connecticut. She’ll be graduated and working, I’ll be stressed out about SIP stuff I’m sure. But this marathon will be something I’m going to look forward to, take a break for, and just go out and do. And hopefully do well at.