Twas the night before my last long run before my first ever marathon and I am excited. I know who gets excited for a 40K run but I am. I was calling my friend Peter out the other day on Facebook about his fall running schedule, 3 marathons in 3 months, a few other runs and then the Dopey in January. The fun people at Disney decided that they were not getting enough money out of runners for the Goofy that they created a new race, THE DOPEY. You run a 5K, a 10K, a half marathon and a marathon on consecutive days for 6 medals. Now I like bling as much as the next runner but I am not that crazy. I am running the Goofy, the half marathon and the marathon portion and that is enough for me.
Another friend Vincent is running marathons on consecutive weekends, I told him he was crazy as well. It was then pointed out to me that I was just as crazy doing a half Iron distance triathlon, a half marathon and a marathon in 6 weeks. I guess when you look at it that way, I am a little bit crazy too. It turns out I am surrounded by this special kind of crazy people, my coach Laura runs 100 mile ultra marathons and wins them, by a lot. My friend Sylvie is running 2 ultra marathons next year, she is the cheerleader to our group. My hubby is branching out and signed up for a half Ironman even though he can't swim, he is even thinking of 2 next summer with me and while we plan on completing the first one together the second is a race, every triathlete for themselves (bring it honey). I am surrounded by these crazy people and I love it! We encourage each other to dream BIG, we cheer each other on and celebrate everyone's success.
I am so happy that I am surrounded by people that are this special kind of crazy, it makes life FUN!