5 Reason to Run a Marathon
26.2 Miles. 6+ months of training. Lose of social life and time away from friends and family There are plenty of reason NOT to run a marathon. But whatever these are, they’re only excuses. To run a marathon is on a lot of peoples bucket lists. The sense of achievement is far more powerful than the sense of pain you might feel at any given minute. Here’s 5 reason to run a marathon.
Running a marathon is no joke. It’s a hell of an achievement and if you do it, if you run those 26.2 miles, you’ve accomplished something massive. Do it for your own self confidence. Do it to prove to yourself that you can anything if you put your mind to it.
If you cant do it for yourself, find motivation by raising money for those in need. Every marathon, there are thousands of people who do it for charities who deserve it. For more information on running for charities, most marathon websites have specific links to choose charities in that area.
Marathons are held all over the world and are the perfect excuse to go visit a city for a few days. What better motivation than running down the Champs Elysees with thousands of others cheering you on. Berlin, (the most competitive marathon in the world) New York, London, South Africa, Athens- the home of the marathon. The list is endless.
To Get Fit
The ability to run a marathon doesn’t happen overnight. Sign up with plenty of time for one and use it as motivation to get fit. “The Trap” is a sure way to stop yourself from backing out and a perfect reason to get in shape. Enter a few shorter races along the way and catch the “running bug”. The Dublin Marathon Series is Ideal if you’re thinking of doing the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.
For the Challenge
You might be a top level sports person in your own right but a marathon is one of sports greatest challenges. Tick it off the list and be the greatest athlete you can be. If you’ve done a few races on shorter distances, challenge yourself to do the big test- 26.2 miles.