I'm not mulling anything over any more.
I decided. And registered.
On July 25, I will run Marathon No. 2.
I will run the San Francisco Marathon.
I went and registered for the San Francisco Marathon over the weekend, on Saturday night actually, and spent Sunday in a bit of a daze. Although my hands were shaking shortly after I registered, I was a bit more composed on Sunday morning. Not too much though, because every time I thought about it, I laughed or pumped my fist or did something else ridiculous when I was by myself.
I am very excited at both the prospects of Marathon No. 2 and that I actually did it and signed up for one.
Over the next three months, I'm sure I'll blog about San Francisco plenty so you will know the course just as well as I do, in time. But even though I don't intimately know the course, I will say that all of the Lopers I've talked to have said the course is both beautiful and challenging. Not that any marathon is a stroll in the park, but this one is a beast from what I've heard.
I don't care, though. I like challenges, and thinking about tackling the hills of San Francisco excites me.
I'm so pumped, I could run the race tomorrow. I might collapse at Mile 20, but that's not the point...
I took the hardest step, and that's actually registering. Now all that's left is a little planning, a few long runs and time. In exactly three months from today, I will be posting my San Francisco Marathon recap, and if that doesn't motivate me, I don't know what will.