Saturday, October 3, 2009

When one door closes...

another one opens..

I felt this way this morning anyway,  but certainly not the last few days.  I decided for a variety of reasons (which I'd rather not disclose on this blog),  that I couldn't go to run St. George today.  Instead I enjoyed a great 29K run with friends this morning.   I felt the best I have since Muskoka, so it was a good call on my part,  but it sucked to let my registration fee/Utah trip go.  Sigh..  next year. I hope I am able to get in through the lottery.  My plane ticket was credited,  so all is good! :)

I am running Hamilton Road to Hope marathon November 1st,  then CIM on Dec 7th, so this week called for a 29K ish run,  and next week will be a 35K/22 mile trek.   It is also Canadian Thankgiving next weekend so I have the Monday off work, as does Hubs.

Do you see where I am going with this?  (door opening!)

I have a long run scheduled,  and a long weekend.  (Inside voice: Why not run a full marathon instead?!!) 

I want a driveable-to marathon,  so after a quick bit of research on marathon guide these are the contenders.

1) Steamtown Marathon -  this course is similar in nature to the Hamilton course,  and the CIM course.  Some rolling hills,  but overall a significant downhill.  Practice makes perfect (I hope),  but the only con is that I have run PA state twice (2 Philly marathons).

2)  Hartford -  I would love to travel here,  nice flat course.  It would knock Connecticut off of my 50-state list. Cons being well there is no more online registration (just the expo),  and I am not sure it will be the best prep for Hamilton.  Laura also recommended this marathon to me.

I may not choose to run a marathon next weekend.  I am trying (its hard when you are a running addict...)  to choose my events wisely and not just enter everything.  If I feel good and recover well (so far so good), I will register.  Also I am watching the weather,  so no hot, humid marathons that are going to zap me!

I am going to cut this post short.  I am craving a nice Salmon dinner with a great glass of red wine,  and Hubs and I are going out to eat!! Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend and I will catch up with your blogs soon.  Thanks for reading!

27 comments:

Carlee said...

I'm doing hartford; weren't you at my last mary (VT)?? Maybe it's destiny?

Mel-2nd Chances said...

*hugs* hope all is ok, and sorry you're not doing St. George, but you're right, another door opens up ;) take care.

Meg Runs said...

Sorry about the change but it seems like things always work out for the best, keep planning!

Heather said...

Glad you were able to get such a great run in! Marathon as training run? Very hard core of you. :)

Lily on the Road said...

Change is good, nothing is set in stone.

I'm having salmon, wild rice, fresh out of the garden tomatoes along with a couple of swills of red wine...

Hope you enjoy whatever you choose...

Jo Lynn said...

You do what you have to do. ;)

Maybe you and I can meet when you come down to do CIM. That would be pretty cool, eh?

X-Country2 said...

Sounds like you're making the right decision. Good luck with it all. :o)

Anonymous said...

We ended up having a good time anyways. That's what it's all about.
(Hubs)

Missy said...

Play it by ear and see what the weekend brings. What a great attitude. See what door opens...I'm going with that mantra too, right now.

MCM Mama said...

Good luck with your decision! Hope you have a good time where ever you decide to run.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Hehehe...do what your heart tells you.

Hope you enjoyed your Salmon

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

yep...another door opens...

i had salmon and red wine for dinner too.

Denise said...

I know a ton of people running Steamtown and will be there to cheer them on. It's on my list of ones to do next year.

I also know a pacer at the Hartford one.

lindsay said...

i am often tempted to jump in a marathon at the last minute too :) very cool that your plane ticket was actually credited! i vote for hartford - 'cause you've already run pa and even though it's flat it's still a long training run!

hope all is ok!

EndorphinBuzz said...

Good work on getting the credit for the plane ticket. I would go with Connecticut cause it sounds more exotic and bigger :)

Jess said...

Glad you're able to remain flexible with the schedule!

Saface Macdonald said...

You do whatever you feel good about. Sorry your race plans didn't turn out. Take care!

teacherwoman said...

Way to try and stay positive!

joyRuN said...

I always admire people who are flexible & take opportunities as they come!

Marlene said...

I love the way you think.

Long run Sunday + holiday Monday to me = SLEEP IN! :)

Good luck with the decision.

ShirleyPerly said...

Sorry St George did not work out but I love your attitude. For sure, there'll always be more marathons to run and for us marathon maniacs (me, unofficially), the problem is often too many to choose from :-)

Good luck deciding what's next!

aron said...

i am still so excited you are running CIM!!! cant wait to meet up!

Runner Leana said...

Sorry you weren't able to go run St. George... :( Hugs!

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