Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mad Marathon

Happy New Year everyone! Yep, that's going to be one of my goals for 2011. A marathon. Why? Because 2011 is the year I turn 30 and if any year of your life needs a little fun or achievement, it's probably 30. I've been scoping out races and found this little beauty and now all I need is a volunteer. Who wants to run for 26.2 miles breathing in cow dung and good ol' country air? Seriously though, we're running across a covered bridge! How cool is that? Here's the link:

I have other goals for 2011. For example: I will turn 30, I will go to Hawaii, I will submit my package to be a helicopter pilot in the Army (goal being to be selected but that's kind of out of my hands) and to go horseback riding at least twice. 
I've already purchased my tickets to Hawaii so that goal is half way accomplished and today I passed my Army Flight test so now I'm 95% done with my package. I guess I should get started on the marathon goal. I at least know I can run 6.5 miles without stopping (or sharting) but 26.2 is a lot farther. 
Please, please come to Vermont and run with me. I've been there once and it was literally one of the most beautiful places I've seen. I'm sure in July I'll be cursing the entire state of Vermont and denying the veracity of this post but for now, just run this marathon with me. 


Amy said...

Oh man. That looks awesome.

We're ever so slightly super broke right now, but if I can find a way to swing it, I'll meet you there. Seriously, I will.

I'd love to meet my internet soul sister in person, and I can video tape the highlights so you can share with your posterity.

Natalie said...

Wow Carrie. You are brave! 26.2 miles terrifies me! But I'm sure you will kill it (even if you shart a little:)

Meghan said...

I can run 3.5 miles without stopping... but I don't think that'll cut it! We had to have run a marathon a few times over back in the day when we used to go "running" in Hucrest for hours and stop to visit all our friends at their houses. Can't you count that??? ;)

The Clawsons said...

uh...i want to come! i want to come! i've got my eye on a couple marathons this next year. vermont would be gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Did you find anyone yet? I could have been a good candidate for doing a half with you but 2 casts are not a good way to start out the training season. Do they have a walk-a-thon as part of it? Maybe I could go up and do that. I really do want to go to Vermont, though. I'm dying to go to the Ben and Jerry's factory.