They say wait 6 days before you make any decisions! I knew after 2 days but kept my decision to myself thinking I would waffle back and forth many times but I didn't, my decision only stuck firm and got stronger as the days went on. Now here we are, the 6th day!
The verdict is... I will run another marathon! It won't be this year though. I am already thinking next year's Calgary Marathon again could be the one. It was such a great all around experience for an inaugural event and straightening out just a few small wrinkles which the organizers may find they need to do and me too to figure out personally, the whole experience can only get better. Oh the possibilities!
A short while back, my friend "Sunny D Light" commented on my lack of races this year compared to last. I realized that at the time, but my reason for not getting ahead of myself was to see how the marathon panned out. It's done, it's over with, it's time to move on. Being a cold, snowy, Saturday, June morning what better time to get some ducks in a row. For the balance of this year, I will stick with "21 and under". So far I have added three potentials to my list. Plus, there are thoughts of a Thanksgiving half in Kelowna or Victoria.
The only dues I have ever paid when it comes to running are my entry fees. I am so over due with giving back to the running community in other ways. This year I pledge to give of my time!
Running always makes me feel like I am "on top of the world"!