A big motivation for my passion to run was an article I read in Runner's World a couple years ago about the Comrades Marathon in South Africa. Often dubbed "The World's Greatest Race," the 89-km run became a dream of mine. My love of traveling helps the motivation. I was all geared up to do it last summer but flights were simply too expensive. So I went to Iceland instead, which, even though flights were cheaper, turned out to be ridiculously expensive too.
I thought it was about time to give myself something to look forward to. I called my sister yesterday and asked if she'd be interested in making another trip with me (she shares my passion for travel) and without hesitation she said yes. Last night we booked the trip.
I'm going to South Africa to run the Comrades Marathon!
Now to the "getting back in shape" portion of this fantasy...
The WSU 100k is in April and should be a nice pre-Comrades run. So, that's the goal: WSU 100k in April and then Comrades in May. Then I'll see what I have left for the rest of the summer.
I'm excited again.
I'm jealous. Good luck with your training!ReplyDelete
How exciting Scott! Happy training!ReplyDelete
Sounds like fun! Good luck with trainingReplyDelete
Sounds exciting! Have fun with the training!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a great adventure. Enjoying building up to April's race. I bet Sadie will be looking forward to some more time on the trails.ReplyDelete
Yay! I so, so, so, wish I was going with you guys. But only if I could skip the flying part.ReplyDelete
Wow Scott, that's cool! Now get back out on those snowy Palouse roads and get ready!ReplyDelete
We'll be in Pullman next weekend to see our son!
I remember watching that on TV when I was a kid growing up in South Africa. Bruce Fordyce was the king back then.ReplyDelete
What a great adventure! Have fun planning and training for it.ReplyDelete
good to see u back! that is awesome you are gonna run in S Africa!! who-hoo!ReplyDelete
No one can ever accuse you of not going big.ReplyDelete
What a great bit of fun this trip will be.