If you’ve never run a marathon before, consider getting a health check-up. Do this before you sign up for a race. A marathon is a huge undertaking. You want to cover all your bases. For example, if you have a serious heart condition, running a marathon might not be the best fitness goal. In fact, it could seriously jeopardize your health. But there are a variety of options out there! So, if you can’t run a marathon, don’t give up. Keep trying. You’ll find an activity that works for you and your life – it just might not be running a marathon (and that’s okay!).