Happy new year, my friends!
I meant to check in yesterday and talk about finishing the streak and setting goals for 2014 and all of that other mumbo jumbo crap, but then I didn't. Meh. Life happens.
I still have my thoughts on the run streak percolating in my brain so I will write about that and what I learned along the way very soon. Maybe even tomorrow if I have a chance.
Goals...well there is a whole 'nother kettle of worms. I'm still working on them. But I did decide to act on the biggie...today, I registered for this
I had thought about registering back at the start of December when registration opened, but then I had an epiphany. In 2013 - the inaugural Marathon had to be cancelled due to the flood. And nobody got refunds. What if it happens again? By waiting until the new year to register, I was able to claim it against my Wellness Spending Account at work to take that worry off of me. After all - I don't have $155 kicking around to lose - who does? My Spending Account lets me claim race fees so why not?
Now I can train and run the race, but if it gets cancelled again, at least I'm not out the money.
Besides, since I had to miss Calgary's 50th year - why not run a full - 3 weeks later - in one of the most beautiful places on earth?
I pressed the submit button - so now I have to do it :) Wish me luck! Guess I'd better make my first goal be "Lay out that training plan"