The other day – Tuesday maybe? I have no idea…the days blur together a lot around here – I downloaded a Higdon marathon training app to my phone because that’s how I’m doing it this time around. I was so excited about the app that I posted a picture of it on Instagram.
And then Sue asked me which marathon I was talking about and I was all…oh wow I registered for a marathon and didn’t even write about it. Blog fail.
Anyway, I’m pleased to announce that I’m running the
NEW JERSEY MARATHON!
I knew I wanted to/had to defer Dopey this year, but since things have been going a little more smoothly training-wise lately I didn’t want to miss out on a big spring race. I started looking around for a March/April marathon that wasn’t an enormous hike from where I live. Just like last year I was annoyed at the whole lot of nothing I found. The lack of spring marathons around here is what landed me on Potts last year; I’m obviously thrilled with my decision, but still it was made without a lot of options in mind.
I whittled the small handful of candidates down to two: Jersey and Shamrock in Virginia Beach (late March). Then decided to forego Shamrock because I don’t want to worry about a 22 miler the weekend of my daughter’s birthday party and also I’ve heard that race is really windy and I’m a great big wuss when it comes to wind. I would rather run a marathon in a hail storm.
I’ve heard Jersey is lovely in late April.
My Christmas present to myself this year will be the start of marathon training on December 22. I’m excited, nervous, and really, really hoping I can find some kind of way to shave 10 minutes off of my previous time. Many of my favorite blogs have me hopeful that this kind of thing is possible since I’ve been reading about fantastic fall PRs all over the place (you guys are amazing!). My biggest challenge in all of this I think is DON’T GET INJURED AGAIN.
Enough of the injuries.
So that’s what’s happening. JERSEY OR BUST!!
Do you have a spring goal race picked out yet? Which one!?
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Happy Friday!