Running a Marathon and Goals for September

by Andy Hough on August 30, 2010

My progress at losing weight has been nonexistent. Therefore, I have decided to try another tactic for losing weight. I have registered to run a marathon in November. I’ve run four previous marathons before so I know I can do it. That being said with the condition I am now in it will take some work to be able to run a marathon in November. It is actually easier to run a marathon than most people think but only giving myself two months to prepare is going to make it more of a challenge. My goal will just be to finish. My time is usually around 5 hours which is not fast but I still consider it an accomplishment. Weight loss should be a nice side effect of training for the marathon.

I’m also going to register for the February bar this month. Based on what I have seen this process will take quite a few hours. There is a $950 registration fee which I am going to hate paying but I’m hoping it will pay off in the long run. There will also be more expenses after that but since I spent thousands of dollars and four years going to law school it make sense to actually become a lawyer. And I do have some ideas for using my law degree.

Update: I forgot about one of my goals. I’m also making a goal of keeping my monthly spending – other than the bar registration fee – under $1000. I haven’t kept my spending under $1000 for a few months and I need to get my spending back to that level.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Craig August 30, 2010 at 10:07 pm

A marathon is an awesome goal but your time frame is real tight. Which marathon will you be running (I ran NYC twice).

Best of luck!

2 Andy Hough August 31, 2010 at 8:56 am

I will be running the Bass Pro marathon which is located where I live. It will make things easier with not having to worry about travel. Reading the reviews it appears this marathon will have some hills which is not my preference. Although I am out of shape now I’m hoping I will have some “muscle memory” that will allow me to get in good enough shape by the time of the marathon.

3 Norman August 31, 2010 at 11:04 am

Getting in shape for the November marathon should help you with your goal of passing the bar exam in February. Its interesting how physical fitness and mental fitness go together. At least for me its the case.

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