It has been official for over a month now (!!!!), but it seemed too far away to be “real” or seem random-announcement worthy. It took no convincing at all, and I had a HUGE grin on my face during the entire process.
No, we’re not moving back to the Nation’s Capital. But, I do miss you, Lincoln!
But we are going back – for a race! Very fitting, yes? This city made running a lifestyle; I met a Lot crazy people who love this endurance activity just as much as I do, many of whom braved race after race with me just for another finisher’s medal (or another excuse for a Sunday afternoon brunch extravaganza).
In fact, almost exactly one year ago, we had back-to-back weekends of race insanity.
First, we ran 13.1 in the SNOW – to be more specific, rain turned snow, on a puddle-filled trail, for an out-and-back (i.e. tackle those puddles not once, but twice!).
Ridiculous. And AWESOME.
We followed that up with a 1oK (in the rain) one week later; I decided to take it up another notch, and do two 10Ks back to back (i.e. on the same day, 1 hour apart):
Ridiculous. AND even more awesome. Plus, this weekend birthed the brunch tradition that will always rein as my favorite activity:
Clearly I couldn’t resist going back for more – I predict at least one race per year with this group of crazy-awesome people.
Up ahead – the Suntrust National Marathon, Round 2. I won’t be going back for the full 26.2, instead I’m happy to sign up for something shorter (13.1) and finish the last few of the Full with Kate, to help her survive/love her first marathon!
March 26, 2011 can’t come soon enough…