Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I was going to run Perth

I know I said I was running The Perth Marathon. I was definitely training for The Perth Marathon…

Then I got an email. It said:
Christchurch Airport Marathon
Sunday 03 June
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, Kids 3k Mara'Fun

Temptation got the best of me. I called Andrea and asked “Can we skip Perth and go to New Zealand?”

She said it didn’t matter. Then she said the point was for us to go see a new place so maybe we should go the Perth. We looked at pictures of Perth online.

And then I pulled up pictures of Queenstown and she wavered. She said, “wintertime in New Zealand. No kids. Good food and mulled wine in the evening – possibly by a fire. Familiar and comfortable… Okay we can go.”

So today I booked flights and signed me up for the marathon and Andrea for the 10k walk. Anna will be in Texas hanging out with our family and friends there so it will be just Andrea and me. We will run the race the second day we are there and then we will travel around the south island again for a little more than a week and a half.

This will be my third Christchurch Marathon in three years. I will have to step up my training a bit. It will be the third different course I will have run on in the three years I’ve done it so it will be like another new marathon with the same solid organization. It will also be the first time I have run it without Jakeb.

I think our kids are going to be mad when they find out.

I am excited now!