Following a link on Nancy's blog, I found out that professional triathlete Amanda Lovato is running a half marathon in Austin this weekend.
Hmmm, could be a good training run and I wouldn't be alone and so bored. It's the 3M Half Marathon, one of a series of prep races leading up to the Austin Marathon on Feb. 17.
I should have known.
Raceday registration (the only option left) is $90. So typical here, Deep In The Heart of Excess.
I need new running shoes more. Or a new pair of bike shorts to ease up the saddle pressure that contributes to the ache in my lower pelvic bones when I run.
What I'm planning instead, and maybe I won't be alone, who knows, is to drive to the marathon finish, run the last 9 or 10 miles backwards, then turn around and run back to the finish. Then I'll have run the last miles of the marathon and feel encouraged when I come to familiar landmarks. This was helpful to me the 5 times I ran the Columbus Marathon. "Oh, yeah, I know this place, I know where I am, I know what's ahead, I can do this!"