Well, Cunningham has stepped in it now: His new venture, Red County Magazine, has generously agreed to sponsor California's premier half marathon on December 2, in Irvine, and Matt's agreed to "run" it. As has Red County editor-in-chief Scott Graves.
Neither Matt nor Scott has run around the block in the last dozen years or so much less 13.1 miles. There is, however, plenty of time to slowly train up to the distance, beginning with a two mile walk run each day for the next ten, gradually getting the walking out.
You too can join these couch potatos, and me --often mistaken by animals for a shrub as I am that slow-- in the half marathon. Go here and sign up, and set the alarm.
You don't have to be fast. Just stubborn