I'm so indecisive. I can't make up my mind about which marathon I should run this fall. I've selected a few I'm thinking about. My reasons are probably pretty lame but here's what I've got so far:
Baltimore, MD - cool city might be fun for a little vacation
Grand Rapids, MI - not too far from home, heard good things & the FAQs made me laugh
Air Force, Dayton OH - Fly overs
Outer Banks, NC - Oh...so pretty **sigh**
Wineglass in NY - cool glass medal and champagne for the finishers
Niagara Falls - FREE BREAKFAST the day before!! (Why this is more thrilling to me than the actual falls itself I have no idea. I have issues.)
So that's the long and the short of it. Plus I'm not looking to travel to far from MI this time around. But help me out and wander on over to the right sidebar there and cast your vote please. And feel free to leave your comments here about any of the above listed marathons or any others that you think should be up for consideration. I'd like to figure it out pre-Martian 1/2 Marathon so I know what I'm training for after. (Disclaimer: while poll results will weigh heavily in my marathoning decision, it will not be the sole criteria for marathon selection. There are also babies, vacation dates, marathon support crew/babysitter availability, etc to be considered. Thank-you for your understanding.)
BLOGS OF NOTE:
It's been awhile since I've made mention of some interesting blogs I've stumbled across. Last time I do believe it was to pass on an award I received. No awards for me as of late **sniffle, sniffle,** so I have none to pass on but I've got a few blogs for you that are just too good not to tell you about so I figure this way is as good as any to let you know of some readworthy blogs you might want to take a peek at. Who needs a stinkin' award anyway right?!
In no particular order except how they pop up in my head:
Mr. Bacon - frequently makes me laugh but it was The Evolution of Crazy post way back when that earned him a spot on the list.
SAHDDAZE (that would be Stay at home Dad days) not a runner, but a cyclist and friend from high school. Ironically, he too has an affinity for bacon or at least bacon salt.
Weight Loss Mamma - Staci is a frequent commenter here and we love her! She seems like just a genuine all around nice person who's doing what most all of us are trying to do, fit into those stinkin' skinny jeans, special event dress or **gasp** yep, that summer swim suit. She also just finished her first 10K this past weekend. So everyone, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Go over there right now and congratulate her. She deserves it!
Balls in The Air - Cynthia, I met over at Tribal Running. She's a running mamma with a couple of little darlings, newer to blogging and fiercely competitive (so go help her scratch that itch and become a follower) My favorite thing about Cynthia is she's happy to chat with you about running, mostly we talk on Facebook these days, but I'm sure she'd welcome a comment conversation on her blog as well. She also just finished a 1/2 Marathon this past weekend. YAY CYNTHIA! But I haven't been able to read her race report yet, so no one spoil it for me.
Ok I really have a few more I want to share with you, but it looks like I have exactly 7 minutes to wake the baby, get her shoes and coat on, strap her into her car seat and pick up the little princess from pre-school. Probably should put my own shoes on too. So the rest are going to have to wait a little bit. More to come...
'Til next time...
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