To be honest, I’m still deciding what I want to do the full 100%. I have a few people telling me to do it, and most people telling me to chill out and just do the 15k first and then the marathon after the wedding. I hate to say it, but I’m leaning towards to the doing that latter idea.
I’m kinda sad about it, but I don’t want to kill myself and I want to be able to physically WALK in my friend’s wedding. Also, the 15K race in Maine gets a medal too!!!! So that’s fun! I think for my Racing the States project, I’ll still focus on running any type of race in every state, but for my life project, I think it would be cool to have a half (or even a full) marathon in every state. But I’m young, I’ve got plenty of years to do that!
Although, if I just do the 15K first, the friend that I got into running will complete a marathon a week before me. And it still upsets me. I don’t know why, but it does. Especially considering she didn’t take the step to a half marathon first. Oh well. I’m glad I got someone into running, but running is my life, and that makes me jealous!
So, as of this second, right now, I’m going to plan on doing the The Sugarloaf Marathon Series 15K at the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort in Maine on May 19th. This race looks really fun and pretty! I’m really excited.
The following weekend, I will drive a couple hours to Vermont, and run the Key Bank Vermont City Marathon in Burlington, Vermont on May 26th! This will be my FIRST marathon! I’m really excited to be training again!
I’m also just really excited for a vacation in general, and as you can imagine, I’m counting down the days!
In other news, I’m happy to report that I was offered a job as a “Program Advisor” as a Bally’s Total Fitness Gym!!!! Basically that means I will be selling memberships, taking people on tours and stuff like that. The best part is that once I do get my personal training certification….there’s the option that I can move laterally in the company and train there!!! Which is really exciting and just what I need. Bally’s seems like a really good company to work for so far!
I will be keeping my job at Dick’s Sporting Goods for a little while longer to catch up on bills and such, but I’m really excited for this opportunity! Finally – a job at a gym!!!!
Hope everyone else’s weeks are going well!