Countdown to SurfCity 1/2 Marathon
Friday, January 07, 2011
This week I realized the Surf City 1/2 Marathon is coming up soon. The date is Feb 6. Anyway, I signed up for this event back in November. It seemed so far away. Now it will be here in 30 days. Wow! Time does fly! The nerves are starting. The last time I did this event it was called the Huntington Beach 1/2 Marathon. Well, they changed the name and re-designed the medal. Now the medal is a surf board. I really want that medal. Yep, I like to collect them.
I'm pretty sure I can do this event, but you never lose the nerves. Only draw back is you have to get up pretty early (I'm talking 3am to leave by 4am) just to get good parking. Once parked you can take a short-nap. It will probably be foggy. Did I mention this is by the beach. At the inaugural SurfCity event a few years ago it rained. My friends did the walk in a downpour and I mean downpour. They really were motivated to get that medal and to be considered legacy participants should they do it every year (which they haven't). I always say if it is raining hard when I wake for an event, I won't go. But never know, motivation can get you through a lot.
I just checked the website and the marathon and half-marathon are sold out. They have a 1 mile charity run that is almost sold out.
I'll try to get some details to my teammates in case they want to come out and spectate this big event and of course cheer me on. LOL
30 days and counting