Saturday, February 25, 2012

Getting Off Your Butt

I started reading The Non Runner's Marathon guide for Women Get Off Your Butt And On With Your Training.  It's a cynical woman, Dawn Dais, who writes about her decision to train & then run a marthon. She adds to the book journal entries she made while training.  Here's one:

"I was running along at my normal five-minute-mile pace (or maybe it was my five-minute-quarter-mile pace; whatever, it's not importain) at a local park popular with runners and walkers alike.  Apparently people like to run there because, oh, it's so cute, with the ducks and the roses and the adorable houses.  That's what I have been told by Chipper Jen.  I cannot confirm or deny the park's cuteness, because when I run I am aware of nothing at all, and I'm definitely not aware of anything adorable.  A parade of puppies and newborns could go by and I wouldn't notice."

There are's a lot of humor in this book.  I'm glad I started it & will be thinking about what I read during my long runs.


  1. I ran my first marathon last year using the non runners marathon book as my training help!

    I finished in 4 hours, 43 minutes and 33 seconds thanks to this book. I loved how you learnt how to keep going when your body says 'no more'.

    Best of luck with your training :-)

    1. Lynne, You might be my inspiration to actually do a marathon. It just seems like a lot of training. Why did you run a marathon?

    2. Sorry I have only just seen this.

      I had always wanted to run a marathon but never got around to it. In 2010 my husbands friend ran Copenhagen marathon so I thought I'd better get on with it myself or I'll be too old. I began training from being a non-runner to a marathoner in July 2010. It took me 10 months!

      If you go to the very beginning of my blog from July 2010 you can read about how I made my way to my first marathon :-)

      I hope this answers your question and if you need any help then just let me know :-)