I am not a runner. I am a writer. I write stuff. I read stuff about writing stuff. While reading stuff about writing stuff a few days ago, I ran across the Story A Day concept at http://storyaday.org/about/. Like NaNoWriMo (http://nanowrimo.org/), Story A Day is a monthlong writing challenge. The difference is that instead of writing a 50,000 word novel during the month of November, the Story A Day challenge is to write a new story each day during the month of May.
Since it seems my "thing" right now is short stories (see my book in Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00M8QQW9C?ie=UTF8&redirectFromSS=1&pc_redir=T1&noEncodingTag=1&fp=1), Story A Day is a marathon I can understand.
I'm thinking about trying it.
Of course, just like I hear is necessary for a real marathon, one should train for these things. I think I'll try a day or two over the next few weeks to write and finish a story or two. After that, maybe a long Story A Day weekend. Maybe after I do that a couple of times I might be able to take a crack at May.
The good news is that even if I don't finish a story every day, this challenge has the potential to start several stories. From there I can polish a plethora of work after the challenge. I see this as a great opportunity to plant the seeds for several stories. I like this idea very much.
I still don't understand why my friends run.