After feeling pretty good following a 10-mile run on Saturday, despite the chilly and wet weather (I really just wanted to stay in bed all day), I feel pretty good about my prospects for turning in a PR come March 2, so I put my money behind my legs and registered for the Napa Valley Marathon. It's an easy course, and it's usually ideal race-day weather at the beginning of March. I'm psyched!
Now, I just have to find a little time to train. I'm going to Hawaii and likely going to NY in January, and we have finally scheduled our Washington D.C. wedding celebration for February, though I'm pretty used to that amount of travel. My dad will likely be hospitalized for the month of February as he undergoes and recovers from his stem cell transplant, but I'm now used to the hospital routine. Looks like my training program this time around won't be too much different from the past three attempts at turning in a decent marathon time. There's nothing like added challenges to make things really interesting.