Honestly, if we trained really thoroughly for the next two months, we could walk/run a marathon in March.
But, honestly, am I very good at training thoroughly? And who wants to walk/run a marathon when they can run one?
Luckily, just in the nick of time, my sister discovered another possibility! There's a new marathon in Ashe County up in tiptop northwestern part of the mountains of North Carolina on May 7.
I'm so thrilled because....
1. I LOVE Ashe County. I did my student teaching there, we hiked and biked there with my family when I was little, we kayaked through there when I was a camper, and it's just beautiful and peaceful and gorgeous. It's about 40 minutes from Appalachian State where I went to college and my friend Sarah and I drove out there for our first brick when we were triathlon training.
2. The race sounds perfect. It's the New River Marathon. It will be mostly flat because it's by the river, perfect 50-60 degree running weather, and beautiful scenery.
3. And best of all, it's 16 weeks away! I can actually train realistically!