As you know…late summer, Ryan & I set a goal to complete 3 half marathons in 3 consecutive months. Not sure why we decided to do this other than the fact that we wanted to run in these 3 specific half marathons for certain reasons…and they just so happened to be in 3 consecutive months!
October – Tyler Rose Half
November – Manchester Half
December- White Rock Half
It really was so much fun and honestly easier than I expected! All three races were so different, each provided a unique and neat experience. I can’t believe I’m even going to say this…but the thought of running a full marathon doesn’t scare me quite as bad as it did earlier this year. What??!!! Plus, having seen a couple of friends accomplish this feat has spurred me on even more.
We still have not committed to one yet, but are still researching. Both Ryan & I want to complete a full. We were looking at doing the Austin marathon in February, but decided that was too soon, too hilly, and too cold to complete 26.2. So, we will register for the half instead…which I’m super excited about. Sounds like a blast of a race w/tons of bands and swag! Plus, we have some friends doing it as well, so we’ll make a fun weekend out of it. Good to have a couple of months until our next race…nice little break!
We ordered each other running shoes for Christmas. Romantic, right? That’s the way we roll. Found a buy one, get one half off special & ordered them online! Even better. They haven’t arrived yet, but they should within the next few days and I’m pumped to try them out. We both got the Saucony Grid Raiders…here are mine:
So if you have any advice on which marathons are the best ones to do or ones we should definitely avoid..especially for the first one, let us know! The latest issue of Runner’s World has a whole section called “Marathon Guide” in it with a list of suggested first time marathons…I’m thinking Disney or D.C. would be fun options!