Some of you might think "If you are so busy why would you add run a marathon to your list?" and I say I do love to run but I needed something to motivate me. I was in the worst shape of my life before I started training and I needed to get something to force me to get moving. It is hard to stay motivated to exercise when there are so many other things that need my attention but I think keeping myself healthy should be very close to the top of my "to-do" list and training for a marathon ensures that it stays close to the top. Also, I think it is really important for my kids to see me taking care of myself and exercising. I want them to know how important it is so they will take care of themselves too and it will be natural for them to do so. Some of you might think that running a marathon is not healthy to that I say whatever, our opinions differ.
On the subject of balancing the rest of my life that is for a different post.