J and I took a much needed long weekend and traveled to Charleston to, among other things, try on wedding dresses (me), play golf (him), enjoy the company of good friends (this gal), and eat some amazing food.
The week leading up to this was extraordinary busy for me. J’s birthday was Monday, I had to work both jobs consecutively for two days in a row which left me about 8 minutes of total time to prep for the trip, and I made it a point to squeeze in a few good runs as I skipped out on my typical long weekend run.
Either way, the excitement level of my week was at a depressing low. That is, until, I finally, finally, FINALLY, bit the bullet and did it. Sound the trumpets and raise the flags, I have officially signed up for my very first full marathon!
Can you believe it? Because I sure can’t. Actually, it may have been more difficult to sign up for this damn thing than it’s going to be to run it. Another Active.com fail resulting in 30 minutes of error messages, frozen pages, and sell-out fear. In the end, fate took over and I received a confirmation e-mail. I guess it was just meant to be…
The intense work and amount of time that is going to be put into this boggles my mind. But, I can’t stick to half marathons forever (well, I could, but that might get boring…) and once in a while you’ve got to get outside your comfort zone and and do something incredibly
painful stupid inspiring.
I’m still going to try to get into NYC but for obvious reasons, I’m not holding my breath.
Who out there is doing the Marine Corps Marathon? I’m probably going to be needing some support, both mentally and physically. Any marathons I should look into? Word on the street is that they are addicting…But that remains to be seen.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a very happy Easter!