Before I get to the point of this post, I will say that I ran my six miles this morning. That made up for the missing time I had on Tuesday, so I am back on track for my 100 mile November goal. I also did a different route, which gave me an opportunity to do a very gradual uphill climb. Definitely will add that route to my routines.
The point/trigger referenced in the title is...I have officially registered for my first marathon. Yay! I decided to go with the Richmond Marathon because I've seen universal praise for it, as well as many people who have run it multiple times (always a good sign). It looks like a good time as well as a chance to visit someplace new.
The race is November 2012 which gives me just under a year to be ready. I know that my official training won't be for a while, but I will continue with my current plans, which are to build up a solid base of running weekly distances, aiming for average of 30 miles per week.
2012 goals are starting to shape up. Right now they are:
* 1500 miles total for the year
* Marathon (November)
* At least one half marathon sometime during marathon training, maybe one in the spring as well
No decisions yet on total race goal for next year or time goals for 5K/10K/half. One rollup into my 2012 goals is that I'd prefer to race locally, except for perhaps the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. That's the only race that I did this year that I really do want to repeat.
Today I am thankful for my cousins coming for fun time tomorrow - yay! I am un-thankful that I have to do some cleanup before they come. But I am re-thankful that I get the chance to WFH to greet them!