I am moving full steam ahead with the running goals I set for myself, so I started looking for a marathon to register for. Hubby decided he wanted to join me too, since running is one of our favorite things to do together. We had a few requirements for the race; we wanted a springtime race so we could train during the winter, and we wanted to do one in a big city. After looking around we found the perfect race us...
In years past it was the SunTrust National Marathon. In 2010, we were visiting DC the weekend of the marathon. Seeing people on the Metro with their race medals was what inspired me to want to run a half-marathon. We also LOVE DC and will use any excuse to visit. Our training will start in late November, which is perfect because I have the Portland Half-Marathon on October 9th, so I can take a few weeks off before diving in.
We happened to decide this last weekend, and registration opened on August 1st. They were giving a free race entry to the first person to register from each state. So of course at 9pm (12am EST), we were both poised on our laptops ready to go.
Guess who was the first person to register from Oregon and is running her first marathon for FREE?!
I am sooooo excited. Not only will I be running my first marathon with my best friend/favorite running partner, in one of my favorite areas of the country, but I get to do it for free! I can't wait to start training...3 1/2 months to go!