It is no secret how much I LOVE Team in Training. I have also made it clear to many people I had no desire to do the Portland Marathon. (Could be the route is similar to many training runs I have done.) Fall season for TNT begins May 21, and sure enough....I volunteered to become a mentor, for the Portland Marathon.
The NYC Marathon drawing is April 27th, and I am hoping to get in. Of course I will not be too disappointed if I don't get in. But if I do get picked my plan is to train for the Full Marathon and race the Half Marathon. If I don't get in I will most likely do the Full. I am also registered for the Girlfriend's Half Marathon the following weekend, so that may play a part in the decision.
I have a little itch to attempt the Goofy Challenge at the Disney Marathon Weekend. It would mean a half marathon on January 7th and then a full marathon on January 8th. The 8th will also be my birthday. I am not sure what I am thinking.....or if I am thinking at all :)
So the I am throwing it out....check out my fundraising website at http://pages.teamintraining.org/oswim/portland11/mmoss4 if you have a little extra money burning a hole in your pocket. No amount is too small, and each donation is tax deductible. Also, if you are interested in finding out more about Team in Training, check out www.teamintraining.org. There are many rewards that come with being a TNT participant, from helping find a cure for cancer to building life long relationships! (And getting in shape is a great perk too!) No experience is needed, and it is a great program for beginning runners (and walkers!)