I know that this is probably going to sound pretty wild, but I’ve been thinking oddly enough lately that maybe someday I might like to run in a marathon.

It seems weird even writing it out like that because I honestly don’t really like running all that much, although for the most part I think that might mainly be due to my being so horrendously out of shape. I mean, every once in a while I’ll try to throw a few random sprints into my 3.5-mile dog walks at night with Cleo and she loves ’em, but I always seem to end up regretting it afterwards because although I can handle the panting and sweating because it actually makes me feel like it was worth the effort, it also tends to make my shins hurt really bad and that I’m not quite as big a fan of…

Still, I don’t really know why, but I think getting to the point where I could run such a long distance might be kinda fun. I did the math earlier and technically a 5k run is a little less than the 3.5-mile walks that I take on a regular basis, so really, all I have to do is just gradually speed up my pace until I’m eventually running, right?! 😉

I’m sure there’s a little more to it than that, but at this point it’s just a random thought that’s crossed my mind a half dozen times while I’m trying to come up with new and exciting ways for me to exercise without killing myself. Plus, I’ve started to become a little more conscious of all of the marathons that they host over at Disney World, and I don’t know – it seems like it might be kind of cool running through all of the parks and seeing that world from a slightly different angle! Granted, I don’t even want to think about fathoming a 26.2-mile full marathon around the resort at this point, but … something to shoot for?

I guess first before I can really take any of it seriously, I need to get back into losing this weight, and then from there maybe work to incorporate faster paces and more “jogging” into my regular walks and see where that takes me. On the upside, though, have you ever seen a fat guy running in a marathon?!

…mind you, that was meant to be an encouraging thought to look forward to, not a depressing one… 😛

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