Ok, so I haven't actually laced up the sneakers and hit the pavement yet. But it's Wisconsin and it's cold! Besides, I've been nursing my bizarre back injury back into form.In the cold and with a bum back my training has consisted of consuming Born To Run by Christopher McDougall. I just finished it this week and am thoroughly inspired. I recommend it to anyone that is thinking about running a marathon or looking for motivation to become more active. I made a pack with a friend of mine this past fall to run the Chicago Marathon. It's October 10th (221 days from today) which leaves plenty of opportunity for procrastination, injury, and excuses. I'm going to try to choose a different path so if you don't hear from me on this subject, call me out on it!