I decided that I needed something constant to keep me balanced during this process, and on the same token, something to look forward to. So I've been running. Dam2Dam is only 2 weeks away (ahhh!), then I'm running the Twin Cities 1/2 Marathon on the 4th of July. And, since I had such a great experience with the Des Moines half-marathon last October, I decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in Washington, D.C. this October. I'm really excited about it as we will be living right there for one of the top marathons in the world! Not to mention it's my first marathon and it goes right by all the inspiring monuments. And, with the pace I've been setting lately, my ultimate goal is to use it as a qualifier for Boston.
So the only problem is, since the MCM is such a popular race, when I went to register on April 16th (registration opened April 7th), it was full! I couldn't believe that 30,000 spots had already been sold. It said on their website that a limited number of charity registrations were available, so I found one through St. Jude. Now I just have to raise some money for them, which is actually kind of cool because I feel like it gives my running a more selfless purpose. For more information on the St. Jude's Heroes program, here's the link: