It’s amazing what a marathon and a little running inspiration can do to somebody. After completing my last full marathon in October (Rock n’ Roll Denver) and then the Rock n’ Roll LA 1/2 Marathon a week after that, I felt a little burnt out. It seemed like I was always training for something in 2010 even though I only did two marathons and two half marathons last year. For some reason, I wasn’t really feeling the training-for-something bug. I decided after Rock n’ Roll LA I was going to take a break from any races and run just to run. No set mileage. No necessary long runs. No stocking up on Gatorade. I wanted to run whatever I felt like on that day. I knew eventually though, I needed to decide whether I wanted to run the LA Marathon or not.
This week I found out the Disneyland Half Marathon has sold out. I was actually quite surprised considering they raised their fees from an already astronomical price to an even more astronomical price. I’ve run this race every year since the inaugural in 2006. Last year for the 5th running of it, all the Legacy runners got an extra lanyard. I know, I know. We were outrageously rewarded for our faithful participation. I felt a little jipped. When the Disneyland people were at the LA Marathon expo, I along with a couple of other Legacy runners, were told all Legacy participants were getting an extra special medal. What?! Wow! We were so excited! I could definitely justify the $125 I just forked over for it. Wrong. I cross the finish line and wow, an extra medal lanyard. But…where’s the other medal that goes with it??
Whoa Nelly! I am definitely in uncharted territory. I’ve been journaling for years but that’s only been for my eyes to read and probably not something most people would want to read. So maybe this isn’t so different after all!