Saturday, February 25, 2012

Countdown to Umstead Marathon...

Only 53 weeks until the Umstead Marathon!
I hope to actually be healthy and well trained by then.

The one next week I am sitting out. It was not an easy decision to make, because Umstead Marathon is my absolute favorite race. Shannon and I have run it 6 times (out of 8). If I only did one race a year, that would be it.

But my desire for wooden animal plaques and awesome pint glasses has been eclipsed by a desire to be healthy. So no more running-myself-into-the-ground race reports for while.

But I am not going to be missing Umstead, because I will be there volunteering. I'll be on one of those mobile-aid-station bicycles, doling out water, Gu, salt, and taunting insults. It might actually be more fun than running it.

My bike has lots of storage space, so if anybody has any special items you would like me to stock, let me know. See ya all out there!