My goal for the year is 4 half marathons, and I have one under my fuel belt already, Myrtle Beach. Rich and I debated doing one in Atlanta at the end of March, but it would wind up being a pretty expensive weekend because the registration is $75 each, plus a couple hundred dollars for boarding 4 dogs for a weekend. We do have a friend in Atlanta that we could stay with so we wouldn't have to find a hotel. The boxer rescue would reimburse us for Emmy's boarding if we still have her then, but I know there are always so many needs for money in the rescue and I hate to take any for boarding so we usually end up paying for it ourselves. So...we may still decide last minute to drive to Atlanta for this one, but more than likely not.
I was super excited to meet (online, not in person yet) fellow local blogging runner Kristin who is training for her first marathon, the North Carolina Marathon on May 2nd. I think we are going to sign up for the half at this one. It looks like it is a smaller race, and benefits the foster home system which of course I am all for in humans as well as doggies. That gives us 56 days starting today to train. It is probably quite a bit hillier than Myrtle was, so there will definitely be lots of hill training in our future. Rich and I are going to talk after work tonight and make a final decision on it. I'll keep you posted!