Thursday, July 9, 2009

Big Announcement!

Ok, everyone, ready for the big news? 

Here it is:  I'm switching fall marathons!  (Gotcha!)

Yes, that's right.  Instead of attempting a Boston Qualifying time (3:45 or less) at the Queen City Marathon in Regina, Saskatchewan on September 13th, I'll be going for gold at the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon on December 6th.

Why the change?  I don't have a lot of time to wax poetically this week, so I'll sum up the top 10 reasons in point form:

1. My Team Point Two cohort, Jamie, is running it AND going for the same time goal as me!

2. It's supposed to be a fast, flat course.

3. It's in my time zone.

4. It's a relatively short, easy flight.

5. There are some wicked air / hotel pacakages available on Expedia.

6. It will be a fun destination for both myself and Ian.

7. Rock 'n' Roll marathons are supposed to be super fun!  Lots of live bands and spectators!

8. The fun location might entice more of my friends and family to turn up.

9. It will give me and my Marathon Advisor, Team Point Two's Intrepid Leader John Ellis 12 more weeks to get me ready.

10. I may just win the jackpot.  Slots, blackjack, Texas hold 'em...It doesn't matter.

12 comments:

RoadBunner said...

Congrats on your decision! I have a friend who ran LV the other year and he really enjoyed it.

jeannie said...

those are very good winning points!

Anonymous said...

that's definitely a "teaser" photo...that sounds like a fun run...x o m

Susan said...

Awesome! Now yo and I will be training together through the entire fall! :)

Amanda said...

I think that RnR Vegas will be a great time. Congrats on making the decision to switch.

Jocelyn said...

Ha, nice trick. Kick ass in Vegas. It sounds like its going to be an awesome run!

DuffRunner said...

congratulations on the baby! Make sure to bring her to vegas with you!

Jamie said...

You had me at #1....

Alisa said...

Nice! All three marathons I've done have been RnR's. They are very well organized and the live bands are certainly a treat. One word of advice--since they tend to be very large marathons, make sure you put the right finish time so you're in the correct corral from the start and don't have to fight for position.

You'll have a great time though, who wouldn't, it's Vegas Baby!!!

Jessica said...

Good luck! I have heard some good things about Vegas, but get up in front as I guess it takes a while to weed out--I really hope you get your BQ! That would be awesome! Jess

Isela said...

hehehe, when I saw the baby picture I smiled and then when I read I laughed even harder. Have fun on your marathon :)

Middalia Wayman said...

Tricky, tricky..LV should be fun! Good Luck!