I just registered for not one, not two but three marathons.... all for this spring. YIKES
Marathon #1 of 2011 (#14 overall) is March 12Th. Land Between the Lakes trail run.... there is a 14.2 miler, marathon, 37 miler and a 50 miler.... wow... I am just happy to be healthy enough to run the marathon this year. I am hoping to run the 50 next Spring. Let me rephrase that.... I WILL run the 50 Mile Ultra next Spring. My sister runs 2-3 Ultras per year and I am itching to join the elite club. I am just not ready this year. Even though I lost 11 pounds in Jan, I still have a ways to go. Hoping for another 10-15 by March 12Th.
Marathon #2 of 2011 is Salt Lake City Marathon. I ran this one back in April of '07, but this year I am running with 2 of my sisters and so far, I have 2 friends planning on running as well. This will be marathon #1 for my twin sister, and I am doing everything in my power to make it a positive experience.... (can you tell I am trying to turn her into a full marathoner?)Marathon #3 of 2011 will be the Nashville Country Music marathon on April 30Th. I live with in just a couple hours of Nashville and decided this year is the one for me. I think it's big, I think it's going to be loud and I have heard it's going to be hilly and hard. I am OK taking on this challenge. I am all about taking on a new challenge. Hills kill me. I love them, but they kill me. In preparation for Country Music, I will run hill repeats at least once a week.
Registering for all 3 of these marathons was a chunk of change. $$$ I am so lucky my hubby just wants me to be healthy and happy. Actually he is planning on running the 14.2 miler on March 12Th and the half marathon on April 16Th. I couldn't be more excited or more proud. I am turning him into a runner, and I am thrilled to the gils about this.