As it stands, I am planning on doing the Novice Plan that was posted on the Grandma's Marathon website. I think I would tweak it a little bit to include weekly yoga and cross training. I have included a screen shot of what the plan looks like. I think it is doable.
Another option I have available to me is a class that is offered through the Minnesota Distance Running Association. The class is set up to meet a couple times a week to prepare for this marathon. I am toying with the idea of joining the group so I have a bigger support system and long run buddies. With the pros comes a few cons....I don't want to pay extra for running and I am not sure I could swing the schedule while juggling the kids activities in with marathon training. There is an informational meeting on Thursday and I am planning on going. It can't hurt to get more information, right?
Before I forget......Happy Valentine's Day! This