Thursday, March 15, 2007


Ok, I am not quite there yet on my exercise venture, but some day I hope to be able to run a marathon. I know, people that know me are saying "What? You run a marathon? You don't even like walking out to the mailbox!" Well, that's all you know about it. I've always thought that I could be a marathon runner one day. I'm stubborn and once I have the stamina to do it, I know I would push myself to keep running even if my legs felt like they were going to fall off.

My cousin, who lives in Washington DC, has ran mini marathons in the past. Just last week, she was telling me that she is going to be running in the Wirefly National Marathon this month in Washington D.C.

This marathon benefits several DC area organizations and charities. Some of these are the Special Olympics District of Columbia, Fort Dupont Ice Arena, YMCA DC, Joy of Sports Foundation and Washington Tennis and Education Foundation.

Deb, my cousin, said that this marathon is only a couple of years old, but is growing pretty fast in popularity. They offer both a half marathon and a full marathon and they have already passed their goal of 4,000 participants this year. She was also telling me that Wirefly is the sponsor of the race this year. Wirefly is one of the largest online sellers of cell phones and got its start in business in the District about seven years ago so it's nice to see a local business sponsor this race.

This year's race route will feature a mix of famous memorials, landmarks and monuments along with Washington DC's emerging new neighborhoods. The race will start and finish at RFK Stadium.

Hopefully someday soon I'll be joining my cousin in one of these marathons, but for now I'll have to be content with watching her from one of the viewing stations along the route.

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