I am going to be running the San Francisco Marathon on July 25th! Just got my flight booked and registered for the race!
I know that any of you who really keep up with me are probably scratching your heads a bit. I've made it pretty clear I had no desire to work in a marathon until the fall since I've got so much going on in my life and I haven't wanted to take on the training.... but I guess when you love something, you can't stay away.
Some of my best friends and I have been trying for a while to plan a trip together this summer. When we found out that one of our friends was running San Francisco for her first marathon, it seemed obvious that we should join her for the weekend. Once that decision was made, I still wasn't sure I wanted to actually run the race myself... but the more I thought about it, the more I was sure that I'd kick myself if I was out there when it was going on and didn't run!
Plus, I'm in decent shape... I did just run a 15.5 mile race after all. It shouldn't be terribly hard to build up over the next 3 months to be ready for the marathon, and since Nashville is hilly I know I can get some hill training in. I have NO ambition to make this race into a big goal race... my only goal will be to have fun and enjoy running through a city that I've always wanted to visit.
I'll get to run across the Golden Gate Bridge... how cool is that?!
It's going to be awesome to run this race, and it's going to be even more awesome to spend a fun weekend with three of my best girl friends!