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It’s Official – I Signed Up For A Marathon

Last week, I mentioned that I was toying around with the idea of running a marathon in the near future.  On Saturday, I signed up for The Thanksgiving Marathon that takes place on Thanksgiving morning in the Bronx, NYC, NY.  So naturally, I kept up with my running over the weekend to stay on track for being ready for this target race.

Saturday, I ran 5 quick and easy miles on the beloved Perkiomen Trail.  It felt good!  And it was beautiful to run on a section of the trail that I haven’t been on for a while.  And then Sunday morning before church, I ran 18.7 miles (again on the Perkiomen Trail).  Overall, the run went very well.  I definitely ran more quickly than I should have, but it felt fine up until the last two or three miles.  I think I’ll need a day or two for my legs to recover from this run.  Going up and down stairs isn’t meant to be such a challenge.  My legs better recover soon though, so I can get back to training for the upcoming marathon.

So our family is starting to plan our trip to NYC.  We’ll miss seeing members of our extended family over the Thanksgiving holiday, but I’m sure we’ll have many new exciting memories as we embark on this adventure.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?  Do you have any fun, crazy, or interesting traditions?


October 17, 2011 - Posted by | exercise, experiences, family, new experiences, running


  1. Jon: There is a good chance I will be in that area over Thanksgiving. If so, I will be on the side of the road cheering you on. However, I must ask, have you checked the route of the marathon? Some of the neighborhoods in the Bronx are rough.

    Comment by Michael Shaw | October 17, 2011 | Reply

    • I have checked out the route. It’s all on trails in a park in the Bronx. The race starts at 9AM. With a few other runners out there – it should be safe.

      Comment by jonstolpe | October 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. We eat.


    oh and my wife and i start watching the first 6 One Tree Hill seasons…it’s a 3 year running tradition for us…I love it! lol…

    God speed on your race Jon!…

    Comment by Arny Sanchez | October 17, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks, Arny! Actually, one of my prime reasons for running is to offset my big passion for eating. I’m sure I’ll be looking forward to our Thanksgiving meal a little more this year.

      Comment by jonstolpe | October 19, 2011 | Reply

  3. Way to go Jon! Sounds like you’re already ready.

    Are you reading any running books to help in training? Jeff Galloway has one. He was an Olympian and is now a huge advocate for sustainable/injury-free running.

    Comment by ramblinknight | October 17, 2011 | Reply

    • Ryan, I haven’t read any running books recently. I tend to get a lot of my running information from Runner’s World and Running Times – two running magazines. Jeff Galloway appears regularly in Runner’s World. It’s funny that you mention injury-free running. I’m fairly certain that I strained my IT Band during the 18 miler. I’ll have to baby it a little as I head into the race.

      Comment by jonstolpe | October 19, 2011 | Reply

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