The last (and only) half-marathons I ran were back in October 2010 when I ran the Mankato Half and the Monster Dash on two subsequent Saturdays...what the crap was I thinking!?! Mike's always wanted to tackle a race together, so we figured there's no better time but the present (and/or the near future)!
|The Mankato crew! Notice a couple of us are missing #'s. |
We totally missed the registration deadline...oops!
|Last few miles of the Monster Dash in Minneapolis...|
couldn't wait for that race to be over!
That brings me to the real reason I wanted to write this post. We're trying to decide on a race and of course Mike and I couldn't make it simple or easy cause that just wouldn't be fun. So we're debating making a sort of mini-race-vacation type of thing. We were throwing out a number of ideas (including the Niagara Falls International Marathon--starts in Buffalo, ends at Niagara Falls in Ontario--way cool!) until we came across the SeaWheeze Lululemon Half Marathon...'nuff said. August 11, 2012. From what I can tell, the course looks amazing and I'm pretty sure I don't really need any more convincing than I've already had.
|Pretty city. Big smile :-)|
|All sorts of running on the water in Vancouver, BC!|
I have always, always wanted to take some time to explore Vancouver as I've heard the area and it's surroundings are absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S beyond belief and because, well, I'm pretty much in love with anything CANADA. Did I mention that I also have an affliction for Lululemon? Perfect. Not to mention that if we plan it correctly, we could make the trip a Seattle slash Vancouver trip...why not!?! Seattle is another place I tend to drool over (especially the Pike Place Fish Market, totally want to go there...eeeekkk!). The planning begins. Now I just have to determine whether or not I can get the time off work (unfortunately I've already missed the long-term vacation request deadline at work...BOO) and hope that registration will still be open. Fingers crossed.