I don't want to get on a plane.
I want to run this weekend and I would like to do so in an actual race. However, I have limited options this Mother's Day weekend with even fewer options that I can drive to. You see, I just don't want to get on a plane. I have spent too many damn weekends on a plane this year (and the past four years, really) and I just don't want to. Even for like an hour. OK? Don't WANT!
Fortunately for me, just a four hour drive away in Colorado is the Grand Valley Marathon put on by the Mammoth Marathons guys. I have talked about them on numerous occasions as I have run three of their races: the Little Grand Canyon Marathon, the Little Grand Canyon Half and the Mesquite Marathon.
Which race will I run? The full, the half, the 10k or the 5k? Well, you can count out the latter two. I never really had speed to begin with and after 6 months of building up my long slow endurance for AOR 202 I most assuredly don't have MORE of it now. So that leaves me with a choice. I surely do love marathons but I am not sure if I am ready for one just yet. Does that mean I will be doing the half? Honestly, I do not know. It is going to be a decision I make Friday night when I sign up for the race.
In either case, I am sure I will have a blast. even when the Mesquite Marathon did not go my way this past November, it was still quite a beautiful course. Little Grand Canyon has never disappointed and I have high hopes for Grand Valley.
Registration is still open for these races so if you are an impulsive registering for races, you may wish to check them out. I will even bring few books to sign for the assembled masses and hopefully make a few more friends.