Looking for an autumn marathon

This idea I’ve had to run a marathon won’t seem to go away. I’ve tried to talk myself out of it, but it’s not working.

It keeps coming to the front of my mind. I wish it wouldn’t.

A marathon is a long way. It will involve miles of training. I’d have to make my long run more than 12 miles. It’ll be exhausting. It’ll take over my life. It might make me slower. I might get injured. And then there’s the time factor. What with work and the horses and study I’m pressed for time as it is.

I keep returning to these points, trying to talk myself out of it. So far, it hasn’t worked.

If I did decide to do a marathon which marathon would I choose? I decided to do a little research. I’m not committing to anything just yet (or at all), but a bit of research wouldn’t hurt.

The marathon would have to be in the autumn. I know there’s New York in November. Then there’s Dublin, Amsterdam and Florence. Closer to home there’s Nottingham, Leicester, Chester. Loch Ness, and Abingdon.

So many to choose from.

I’m no closer to making a decision. Do I run? Do I leave it for a year or so? If I run, which marathon do I choose? The UK or abroad? I’m not sure at all.


  1. 13th March 2016 / 10:22 pm

    There’s the electric run I believe? But it’s sometime later this year. 🙂 It’s a pretty fun and relaxed run! i’m a fitness blogger on here too. lovin your page! http://www.tifness.com

    • 14th March 2016 / 6:54 am

      Thank you! I will have a look at the electric run and read your blog too. Good luck with it 🙂

      • 15th March 2016 / 4:57 pm

        thank you Liz for stopping by! 🙂 oh and btw I have a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/tifness it would mean alot if you check it out and tell me what you think ? <3 I'm trying to get my numbers up! hehe. hope you're having an awesome day! xx

  2. 14th March 2016 / 11:42 am

    Frankfurt is in October – it’s a fantastic race! And easy to travel to.

    • 14th March 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks! Sounds good. I will have a look at that.

  3. 14th March 2016 / 1:45 pm

    There are a LOT of fabulous fall marathons in the USA! Good luck!

    • 14th March 2016 / 3:04 pm

      Thank you! I’ve got family in Boston, so always fancied that one. Obviously too late for this year. Will have a look at the fall races.

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