Yes, that's right -"C" and I signed up for another half. I actually thought to myself, "Why not? I'm already trained well enough to do 4 halfs in 4 months in 4 states - why not make it 5 halfs in 5 states in 4 months?" So . . . "C" and I are doing the Columbus half marathon exactly ONE WEEK before our St. Louis RnR half - hmmm, not ideal, but neither one of those races are we doing to get a PR (Nope, that's reserved for our Sept half called Fort 4 Fitness). These 2 races are about having fun and getting bling. In the case of Columbus, it's also a chance for "C" to scope out the course and see if this might be ideal for her first marathon. Speaking of first marathons - Zaneta at Runner's Luck is doing the Columbus Marathon as her first full - we wish her all the luck!!! Run Fast Z - Run Strong Z - Run Powerfully Z! We know you can do it!!!
So with all of these half marathons - a gal has to have a medal hanger, right? I mean a zip lock baggie in your closet only works so long so . . . what's a gal to give her "bestest" training partner who actually keeps her medals in a baggie in her closet? That's right - Happy Birthday "C" - I got you a medal hanger. I'm hoping she'll hang it by her 'mill and be inspired as she sets off next year to train for her first full!!!! Her middle daughter helped select the custom saying "Burn to Earn."
She explained that you have to feel the burn now in order to earn the medal later. Yeah -that's the perfect saying for "C"! Thanks "A" for your help in getting just the right gift!!!! And "C" - Happy Birthday Girl!!! I'm soooo lucky to have you in my life and so thrilled you are willing to go on this crazy (seriously - it's crazy - who does 6 halfs in a year and asks you to do a relay for an ultra in December - umm, yeah, I do!) journey with me.