Everyone has a bucket list. Well, let me rephrase that, Everyone should have a bucket list. Whether its wanting to skydive or traveling across the country, we as human beings have ambitions and dreams. Early this week, I came to a realization, I wanted to do something crazy. Now, when people think of a college kid and crazy, its usually crazy parties and flashbacks to the infamous movie "Animal House." However this isn't exactly what I had in mind. But, before we keep going, let me give you a little background on myself.
    My name is Griffith MacDonald and I am a Junior at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. I am just starting my third year of school and am a Finance and Insurance major. I am also entering my second year as a Resident Assistant (RA) so suffice it  to say that I don't have a lot of free time on my hands. Upon entering my third year of college, the luster that was the College experience has begun to wear off. Classes, are getting more difficult and aspects of my job have become repetitive in nature. So I took sometime to reflect on my past two years and what I was looking to get out of the coming one. The only thing that came to mind is that I want a new experience. So, upon reviewing my bucket list and coming to grips that a trip to the Amazon was probably not the most financially feasible option at this point in my life, I settled on number three on my list. I, Griffith MacDonald, am going to run a Marathon.
   Now I know what a lot of you are thinking, why the hell would anybody willingly volunteer to participate in something that requires so much......running? A part of me would not disagree with this initial reaction. My freshman year of College, I ran in the La Crosse Fitness Festival Half Marathon. And, although I despise running, finishing was one of the most exciting things i have ever experienced in my entire life. After that day I have always wanted to complete a full and, lets be honest, I am not getting any younger.
  The point of this blog is not to show the perfect training program for a successful marathon because I am going to be frank, I have never considered myself a runner. My goal is to create a way to express my thoughts and experiences through a medium while, at the same time, providing me with a way to keep record of my journey. The things I express on here may be funny, serious, or just personal and I am excited to embark on this journey. I hope to keep a semi up to date log of my running distances and times along with providing blog posts once or twice a week. So with that, strap your seat belts on folks because the roller coaster is about to begin!

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