I drove home 500 miles from my first marathon. It's not as big a deal as some make it out to be.
"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
"They just couldn't believe that somebody would do all that running for no reason."--Forrest Gump
Boston Marathon 15 April
Big Sur Marathon 28 April
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So it looks like we will be driving. As the flying expenses are a little too rich for our blood. So we will drive down Fri/Sat and drive home either Sun/Mon or just Mon.
So what do you think will be worse:
a) running the monkey
b) driving the 13 hours home (~800 miles) after running the monkey
I've already warned DH that I will have to sit in the back of the car and I may be incapable of driving.
I must be nuts.
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Those who actually DON'T live in Nashville...where are you staying and what nights?
MTA: I just rebooked a room at the Hampton Inn and this time I remembered to use my AAA card so I saved some money.
I'm just wondering about the rental car thing.
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Dragon - I'm getting in Thursday as well, only flight I could get was an overnight one. I am staying at the Hampton too.
Yes, I do "run in this." So should you. The weather is never as bad as it seems from behind your office or car window.
Nothing booked as of yet. Probably Hampton as well.
We're looking at coming in late Friday. Saturday AM was the original plan, but there's a little football game at 11 AM CST that I need to catch, so we'll be at a suitable drinking/football watching establishment for a few hours.
Oh, good point. I wonder if the Eagles play that weekend.
Not pro football, however, that I'm worried about this particular weekend.
USC isn't playing that weekend, so unless you're talking about soccer, I don't understand your concern.
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