I've done 2 half marathons and have another coming this weekend. And that's plenty. I continually say that I will never run a full marathon...but I believe anyone can do it.
I'm a huge fan of the show The Biggest Loser, and tonight the final 4 contestants completed 26.2 miles each. One finished in what seemed to be "real runner" time, just under 5 hours. Another came in around 6. The next walked the entire thing in 9 hours. And the final walked—and almost had to be taken to the hospital on the way—but finished in 13 hours.
I bawled my eyes out the entire time I watched them.
These incredible people probably thought they'd never even run around the block, let alone complete 26 miles. And they did it. All of them. What an inspiration.
One of the best parts of training for my upcoming half has been cheering on and praising my novice runner friend. It's really exciting to watch people as they realize they can do things they never thought they were capable of.
So maybe I shouldn't say "I'll never" anymore...