Run the Boston Half Marathon
You don’t think you can run a marathon? Then how about a half marathon? There is a saying that goes “If you can do the math, then you can run Boston's Half Marathon on Sunday.” It’s not a well known saying, I made it up. But here are a few steps you can take so that you can run the race, even if you haven’t done any training whatsoever.
It’s easy; all you have to do is eat lots of carbs. Needless to say this is the best part of running a half marathon. Especially if you count beer, like I do. Despite only deciding to run last week, I have been carbo-loading since September.
Since you are already so behind with training, it’s probably good to just skip all the phases that you missed and jump right into the last phase of training; tapering, where you run less and less each day. I’m so far along with my training that I have gotten to negative distances. Half Marathon here I come!
The only way to guarantee that won’t back out last minute is to tell everyone that you are running. The more obnoxious you get, the more committed you’ll be. I personally recommend announcing your run via Flyby, but hiring a blimp for an hour also works.