Back in 2006, I signed up not only for my first LA Marathon but also for my very first marathon EVER. Running 26.2 miles for the very first time was both exciting and scary. I remember my sister (Sister S) and I trained so hard for that race. At the time, I thought it was going to be my one and only time running this many miles in a row. Fast forward to 2011, I am about to run my 6th LA Marathon. When I first signed up for my first LA, I jokingly said that I was going to run 10 of them year after year. So you can say that this year will mark my half way journey to running 10 LA Marathons. Why ten? Well, I remember one year, I was on a train to the start-line for yet another LA Marathon and I sat next to this guy who started chatting to me about running. He asked me how many times I've ran LA and I think at that time I had done 2. He told me that it was going to be his 10th one and it was at that point that I thought to myself that I wanted to do that too.
The 2011 LA Marathon is about 5 weeks away. I always get so excited running this race because it was the one that started it all. It would be great if I could run a sub-4 but either way, I am going to have a terrific time.
Note: Runner's Ramble is hosting an SF Marathon entry giveaway. SF is a great course. Go enter!