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.