Those close to me knew that I had a deadline to decide. February 23rd was when the registration for Melissa's Road Race opened up and my hairdresser and I had talked about doing the 22K together. It was going to be her first "half" (I use quotes because it isn't really a half). At the time I really wanted to do it with her to support her in this goal since her life has had some pretty big changes recently. The nagging of my want to do a full kept popping up and I told her I was still torn. She simply said "You have until Feb 23rd for whatever you decide. Registration fills up quickly for Melissa's so you need to know by then"
Last night, I emailed her to bow out of Melissa's. I still don't know WHICH full I'll be doing, but I have four options:
- Edmonton (late August)
- Regina (Sept 11)
- BMO Okanogan (Oct 9)
- Good Life Victoria (Oct 9)
Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it. I'm likely on my own for training for this one, but it is a good mental challenge and summer is the best time to challenge myself like this! By the time I turn 35 in November, I will be able to say "I AM A MARATHONER!!!"