After taking some time and thinking about what was the right decision for me, I’ve decided to run Richmond in November. I am really really excited that I’m getting to give this marathon another shot since I loved it the first time I ran it. One of my concerns was not being able to be there for K, but he assured me that we could start together and then run our own races depending on how we felt that day. I hope we’ll stay together the whole race but if either of us feels great, we each have permission to run our own race.
So why did I choose Richmond? Well, there were a number of reasons. We just booked our honeymoon in December and with the holidays coming right around that same, it means that there is a lot of money being spent in our house in December. The idea of registering for another marathon and paying for a hotel, travel costs, etc. just wasn’t very appealing. We’re already headed down to Richmond and it only costs $20 for me to change my registration. It just was the more logical choice for us.
I’m really excited about heading back to Richmond and hopeful about the race. I don’t necessarily think that marathons get easier but my mindset is definitely different this time around. I feel pretty calm about the whole thing. Of course, that’s easy to say eight weeks out, right?
Have you ever run the Richmond marathon? If so, did you love it as much as I did?