I can’t believe I’m doing something as crazy as this. I have signed up for TWO marathons to be run within THREE weeks of each other!!! My own back-to-back challenge!
October 12th I will be running the Chicago Marathon and then November 2nd, the New York City Marathon. When two of my best running friends had signed up to do this craziness, I realized how jealous I was. Not only of the challenge, but of the fact that they were running these races for my favorite running charity, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, AND that they got to do these things together! So, I signed up and committed.
I have been looking forward to this upcoming weekend since last November - since before Thanksgiving! The whole weekend is going to be one fantastic wining and dining adventure - with a half marathon thrown right in the middle.
I’m off to run the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, put on by Destination Races on Sunday, and decided to make a vino-fabulous vacation out of it. While I had originally signed up to run with running/travel buddy, Miss Gina, she cannot make the trip, so I will be having a fantastic sisters’ weekend with Jacquie.
We will begin our trip in San Francisco. As I haven’t been there since college and Jacquie has never been, I’m sure some of the touristy stops will be on our list. From there, we will traipse out to wine country, where I’m sure we will each gain 5-10 pounds through winery stops, some amazing restaurants, and bakeries!