Marine Corp Marathon!!!
If I timed this right, this should post at 10:20am Eastern on February 23rd. This is an important time for me because...
While you don't have to "qualify" for it, it does sell out quick. Last year, I believe it sold out in 6 days, which I believe is quicker than the 2010 Boston Marathon sold out. Which really worries me considering how fast Boston sold out this year... will MCM be even faster? I will be attempting to register from vacation from my smartphone. This marathon is very important to me, so pray that I get in!!!
Why is MCM so important to me? I grew up about 30 miles south of D.C. This is my stomping grounds. My father was a Marine. *I* went to Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (although I subsequently turned down my commission for a job at a defense contractor). And the first real "runner" I remember being part of my life (at the time, my mother's boss) and a major running inspiration for me will be there towing the line with me (it will be his 30th consecutive MCM - Wow!!!). This will be a sentinmental race for me. I also have friends from my grade school days who will also be there. And I will be able to have my mom on the course for the first time!!!
To be continued... (I hope with a happy face!)