Welcome to 26for26.com. The concept here is pretty straightforward: make a commitment to run a specific distance for 26 weeks consecutively. I will be committing to running a marathon every Sunday for the duration thus 26for26. The goal is not for a medal or a trophy but for that feeling of accomplishment that can only be felt when you have pushed yourself and succeeded. Whether you are already running marathons yourself or just getting started, commit to this challenge with me and let us see what we can do!
Running delivers a sense of accomplishment and self-improvement no matter what shape you are in, how old you are, or what injuries and shortcomings lie in your past. Gender, socioeconomic status, employment status, etc. - all of the things we use to define ourselves - are irrelevant as the road does not does not discriminate.
Running provides balance and contentment in our daily lives and strengthens us both intrapersonally and interpersonally as we share the experience with others. The individuals you meet through running and with whom you embrace this challenge will enrich your life at every level and you will feel empowered. And of course there are the numerous health benefits associated with an active lifestyle and the complete cardiovascular workout running provides.
So don't be shy, don't be afraid, leave the baggage behind, grab your running shoes and meet me along the Boston Marathon route this summer and let running do for you what it has done for me. Embrace the 26for26 challenge and feel the confidence and satisfaction that comes from setting your sights on a goal and achieving it!