I’m still working on my intellectual history project, but I’m a bit stuck as I figure out what to do with it next and how to move forward with it in light of the super shitty post election U.S. While I think about that, I’m embarking on a new story project about running and training for a marathon. It’s called Run! (which is a reference to the women with a British accent on my Couch to 5k app in 2011 who would signal the start of each run segment by urgently declaring, “Run!”). Here’s what I wrote about it on my about page:
On October 1 2017, I will be running the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. My first marathon. I’ve been running since June of 2011 and finally feel ready to take on the distance. As part of a celebration and sustained focus on running, and to help keep me inspired and motivated over the long months of training, I’ve decided to embark on a new story project about running.
Inspired by Poverty Creek Journal, which I just finished reading, this story project is structured around a daily log of my training. As I briefly record some details of my run, I hope to add in reflections on running, reading, writing, thinking, feeling, engaging, surviving (post-2016) and being/becoming.
The project also includes my running stories and a resources page where I’m archiving books, movies, blogs, articles and more that shape my process (mentally, physically, emotionally) of training to run for four hours without stopping.