Mrs. LB is wise. In case I hadn't shared that with you, she is.
She has suggested so many things to me before that I initially ignored but then turns out her suggestions were right all along. The Lopers club is a prime example of that, as she suggested I join it many months before I actually considered it.
So I will listen to her about Marathon No. 2 before I go making plans and registering for a race. Now, I might not be as extreme as she wants me to be but I will try and focus on Surf City until it's over and done with... try being the operative word.
Mrs. LB wants me to not consider any marathon until Feb. 14. That is, on that day it will be safe to talk to her about running another marathon. I understand her point totally. If I make grand plans now and then I get injured or the marathon turns out to be waaaaay harder than I thought, well, that'd be something I didn't exactly consider. And if I do actually register for a race and then can't run it, then I'm out a lot of cash.
However, she did throw me a bone. She said that if I want her and the girls to be a part of the whole race experience, then why not pick places we can travel to? That doesn't mean Tokyo or London, but it does mean places outside of SoCal. And that doesn't necessarily mean full marathons either. It could, but it could also mean a half or two here or there.
Of course, I've already started scouting out some races.
And while I'd love to post some of the cool races I've found and could make for awesome family getaways with a cool race to go along with, I'm going to bite my tongue and fingers (ouch) and wait until after Surf City to do so.
Let's just enjoy these next three-plus weeks and save our thoughts and energy for the big one.