Just so you know, I blame Sharon for this. And my sister. But basically, Sharon figured out that I'd been walking plenty and could probably do it, so she convinced me to come visit my sister for Thanksgiving.
So that's what I'm doing. Or trying to do, anyway. Here is the training plan I'm following. Based on when the marathon is (November 25), I'm currently on week 7, which required a lot of discussion with my sister. The conversation started with, "I've been walking almost 7 days a week since May. Why would I LOWER the amount of walking I'm doing to prepare to walk the most I've ever walked?" (by the way, I still don't understand this, but I'm following the plan)
So in 7 1/2 weeks, I will be attempting to walk 13.1 miles. The funny thing is that the day after Sharon contacted me, I spent my whole walk trying to decide if it was 13 miles, or 13 kilometers. It's miles, in case you were wondering too.
My brother said he didn't think he'd join us, but he'd watch the race on ESPN. I'm certain they'll be interviewing us. Full disclosure: I think my sister isn't even going to walk with me and Sharon (nice, right?) - she and her oldest will be running the half marathon. Yikes! Who would want to run 13 miles? (Let alone 26?)
Also funny? I just typed "marathong".
Wish me luck :)