Why the Marathon is for me

With my running journey, spanning over a decade, I knew early on that I did not want to do a marathon.

Back in 2013, I blogged about the reasons why the marathon was not for me.

Since then, I have done countless events, from road to trails and even an ultra or two.

These are just some of the many adventures I have had during that time.

As a present to myself, I decided that in 2022, a decade since entering the running world, I would finally pop my marathon cherry.

I have entered Melbourne Marathon!

There were four main reasons why the marathon wasn’t for me all those years ago.

Let’s look at those same reasons, and see why those reasons have changed.


Now that the kids are older and in high school, they are more self-sufficient.

I’ve also become a lot more efficient with my time management.

Interest & want

Running a road marathon never interested me.

It wasn’t until I decided to Run to Paradise, that I knew that I was capable of running one. And that it was time to finally cross it off the list, and officially call myself a marathon runner.

While trail running is always going to have a place in my heart, I want to know what I’m capable of in a race environment.

It also helps that I have the love and support from my family.


It takes time to build up the kilometers into your legs.

Build too quickly and injuries can follow.

By slowly building up the distance and endurance in my legs, I know I’m capable of running the distance.

Bring on October!

Have you run a marathon?
Which was your first?

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