Marathon, check. What's Next?

I've been asked quite a few times this week - what's next? Well, it didn't take me long to decide. As hard as I fought the mental battle to wait a couple of weeks before deciding on another marathon, I failed. I signed up for the California International Marathon yesterday!

My initial walking-back-to-hotel-in-the-rain reaction from Seattle RnR was that I'd wait until next spring for another one. By the time I had showered, I was already thinking maybe this year. And by the time I arrived home from Seattle, I was attached to the idea of CIM. After all, hubby is running it so I'm going anyway...I worked out the training plan, realized it fits well with other races, and decided to go for it.

The race is December 2 so I have plenty of rest time in between. The next few months include a few fun half marathons (SF, Chicago, San Jose RnR) and the Napa Ragnar Relay, which I'm super excited about! I'll get back into marathon training around the end of August and look forward to challenging myself again. I'm gunning for that sub-5 goal, CIM here I come!

And for this weekend, I'll be relaxing with short runs and enjoying the arrival of our new kitten, Willow! The cuddly little gal comes to us tomorrow after work and I couldn't be more thrilled to bring her into our little family.

A Willow preview. More cuteness to come.
  1. Congrats on completing Marathon #2! And congrats to the new addition to the family - So adorable and so happy he is a black kitty! I am also doing CIM! :)

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    1. Thanks Alisyn! Kitty is soo sweet.

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  2. I think I am in for CIM too!!! :-). I am totally feeling REVENGE and PR HUNGRY after my defeating last 4 miles!

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    1. Yay! I'm in need of meeting that sub-5 goal that I thought I'd get in Seattle. Oh well...

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  3. I heard that CIM is perfect for a PR!

    Also I just told my husband that I want a kitten after seeing your picture. I don't even LIKE cats. Except that little feisty one named Willow.

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    1. Aw! She really is a sweetie, and very different than our older cat when he was a kitten. It's crazy.

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  4. Awe, Willow looks so cute!

    Enjoy your week of rest and then get on the half training! I found it so tough to stay motivated before my training cycle started!

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  5. What a cute kitten! Congrats on signing up for CIM!

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  6. Wow, signed up for CIM already, huh?! Ha ha, you're crazy/awesome.

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