…of this venture for me are several. It requires I confront a few of my life style issues, but not the ones you’d think. I can’t procrastinate—I have to run at least 3-4 times a week to ensure I successfully run and complete the race in July. And I need to plan ahead to get those long runs in each week. This isn’t something I can postpone and cram at the end which I have a tendency to do. A few improved life habits may be a side benefit to this, but for now, I”m simply allowing myself to enjoy the journey. I also have noticed when I haven’t had enough sleep the night before or had that extra glass of wine–a seemingly minor behavior which has minimal impact on my daily life. But, when the system is pushed, the effect of these behaviors are noticeable. Hmmmm…perhaps this is more than just a run for me.