For at least a decade, maybe much longer, I’ve been fascinated with marathons. Even in high school, long distance running appealed to me. I never tried out for track and field sports. I was busy with gymnastics for much of my childhood, and by adolescence I was burnt out on sports in general. And busy with things that might not have served me as well as sports might have, but they got me where I am today so no regrets worth spending time on.