On other notes, I have done it! I registered for my second marathon! I happy to report that I actually have the start of my 2009 schedule.
Jan 11 - Disney marathon!
March 29th - Run Around the Bay 30k (maybe)
May 24th - Ottawa Marathon (registered!)
June 13th - Durham Region Forest Trail Run (Sport Distance for my first trail run)
Sept 27th - Scotiabank 1/2 marathon Toronto
Oct 18th - Goodlife Toronto Marathon (probably - as an employee of Goodlife I should participate in at least one event and I discovered the relay was not for me)
There is the matter of finding at least one other marathon outside of Canada (as per my New Years Resolutions). I plan on doing one other event in 2009 with the Arthritis Society and I am deciding between three:
Big Sur - California in April. This looks absolutely spectacular! I am a little concerned because it is in April (sooner than later) and it is VERY hilly. However, the course cannot be ignored.
Europe Marathon (Trieste, Italy) - May 9th. I would love to do this one as the group from the Arthritis Society is enormous but the marathon is small. The crowd support is not huge but come on ...it's Italy! However, it is significantly more expensive and it is unlikely my hubby could come with me. It seems a shame to go to Italy without my husband. Uuumm...
Barbado's Marathon (Dec 4th) - There are positives and negatives to this one. The positives are the location (obviously) and that it is not until December so possibly my hubby can come too. The negatives are that the comments on this race are not that great. The organization is reported to be inconsistent and the local support is low.
What to do??