If you are a runner, Jack Frost was not kind to you in December in Dallas. The cancellation of the Dallas Marathon in early during December during the Icemageddon really put a damper on runners who had been training for months to run in what might have been a significant moment in their lives. Marathons are no joke! However, despite this freak ice storm that cancelled the race, having the resolution to commit to a race and then attain that goal can be extremely rewarding. Reaching for high goals and overcoming the difficulties along the way lies at the core of what Texas Treats stands for.
Well, now that we are in January 2014 in Texas, resolution season and marathon season are upon us. While it’s too late to include running a marathon in a few weeks to be your New Year’s resolution, this might be the season to cheer on others and gear up for a big race later in the year. While 26.2 miles of running may seem daunting, the achievement of running in the iconic race that has roots all the way back in ancient Greece can help jump start a healthy lifestyle and possibly add years to your life. Of course, if you want to accomplish this great feat you have to start small. Maybe make the first resolution to run a 5k, then a 10k, then a half-marathon (13.1 mi). There is a great running for beginners guide that can help you get off the couch in 2014 and into running shape. In fact, its called Couch to 5k. Don’t let inexperience be your excuse!
For now, check out marathons near you here. Icemageddon aside, Texas is great place for running because outside of the blistering summer months you have mild weather to allow for great running conditions. Happy trails!