To many, running a marathon is unthinkable, painful, or simply crazy. Why would anybody do it? Good question. The fact of the matter is lots of people run marathons.
An easy answer could be, because they feel like it. But that is hardly satisfying. Besides, you can’t just feel your way through a 26.2 miles race, unless you are masochistic.
I like the “Why” question. Because its answers provide a purpose, a reason for applying one’s efforts, and a focus for the wondering mind.
So here are my answers. Marathon provides me a stretched goal. I have to work hard for it. In the process of doing so, I not only get to keep myself healthy but also socialize with a group of great friends. What more can one asks?