Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Saved by the May Marathon!

Thank y'all for your encouragement and for not outright calling me out as crazy!

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!



  1. SO psyched for YOU! :)

  2. how funny!!! i was going to comment yesterday and tell you about the New River Half/Full but I couldnt remember where you lived and if that would be too far away! Guess it isnt! :-) I will be there doing that one...havent made a decision yet about the half or full. Kinda waiting to see how the Roanoke Rapids half goes in March!

  3. I bet that is going to be BEAUTIFUL!!!

  4. Awesome! Sounds like a fabulous race!! I'd so go for it if I were you! :0) Yay!

  5. This sounds perfect! 16 weeks - a full training. :)