... and for me, it comes in the form of racing.
My first brilliant plan regarding race strategy was to register for Bloomsday - a race that will take place exactly 1 day after I get married, and is in a different state that's a 6 hour drive away. My honeymoon is not scheduled to start until Monday because I wanted to make sure I had the opportunity to run it if I wanted. But alas, I've been assured by just about everyone that this whole idea is completely insane and that the last thing I'll want to do the day after I get married is run a 12k, let alone traveling the opposite direction of Hawaii and running a 12k.
Instead, I've decided to run my first marathon 4 days after returning from my honeymoon! May sound crazy, but this plan is waaaaaay more logical. Look at it this way: almost every marathon training plan includes a taper of some sort - usually a week or two where the running is light in preparation for the "big day" (my second "big day" I guess!) - and my two weeks will perfectly coincide with my wedding and honeymoon! Genius!
Saturday, May 15th, I will compete in my first marathon - the Windermere Marathon, which finishes in Spokane. I have a date to train for, and am working on coming up with a training plan and realistic goal.
Here goes nothing!