|Has it really been 5 years?|
Which brings me to Miami . . .
Recently I signed up to run my first Half Marathon, The Neuse River Bridge Run, and can feel that it has changed the we I am living. I am already changing my diet, mixing up my workouts, and feel like I have a real goal to strive towards. Also, the idea of running a full marathon has gone from "something that I might one day do" to part of a natural progression. I have been trying to find the right Marathon that fits in with my commitments, running goals, and Hiroko and I's work schedules.
This morning I was reading Emily from Sweat Once a Day 's blog post about signing up for races on National Run Day because she was unable to run. One of the Races was the Miami Marathon on January 28th, 2012, which would fit exactly into my schedule. Also, Miami is one of those places that I have always wanted to go, but just don't have a great reason to go. Well, it looks like I might just have a great reason to go! None of the Raleigh Marathon's will work for me until at least April, and if I am going to travel to a marathon I want it to be some place on the east coast and warm. The only thing that is holding me back from registering is that I haven't yet run a half marathon. But, I really like the idea of setting up a great goal and working towards it for the remainder of the year.
I know that I could wait and think things through some more, but that is just not my style. This is what I want and it works for me. So what I guess I am say is that . . . I will see you in Miami!