Monday, November 29, 2010

Who wants to Run a Marathon on Cape Cod in the Dead of Winter?

I DO. And Miss Bethany is getting dragged along, as she is my personal pacer. We just signed up today to do the Hyannis Marathon on February 27th. 


The appeal for me is that:
(1.) There is a Clydesdale division, so I can go battle it out and race against the heavyweights. :) 
(2.) Also, I LOVE running in cold weather. If we're lucky, maybe it'll even snow. 
(3.) It's a double-loop course, and I love loop courses.

Miss Bethany did the marathon in 2006, and she says it was cold and boring. But she's in a far different place now, with 17 more marathons under her belt. And she'll be running with ME, so how could she not be excited?!
One of my good friends from work is coming down to do the 10k there, and we have a number of other running friends doing either the half or full marathon, so it'll be another running weekend filled with good friends and good times.

17 comments:

marathonmaiden said...

have fun! i was considering this race too but ended up not. bummer! it would have been nice to meet up with y'all. although maybe not if you're wanting snow ;) i hate snow hah

Amanda said...

That sounds like a fun place to do a run...and I'm with you, I like the cold weather (as long as I'm prepared for it) :)!

Zoƫ said...

Ooo! Go for it!
My hometown! Well, kind of. I totally would do this marathon if I could. :)

Teamarcia said...

Sounds like fun to me!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Wil Travel said...

New to your blog and wanted to comment.

As a New Englander by marriage, this sounds like a great race - enjoy!

Katie A. said...

Where do I start?
Cold? No thanks!
Double looop course? No thanks!
Snow as a possibility? No thanks!
LOL! Very excited for you, sounds like an interesting one!
Have a good week!

Silly Girl Running said...

Enjoy!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Do it! Yea. I love Cape Cod, spent every summer for many years camping in P-Town, it is a favorite place. Cheers!

Marlene said...

I'm sure you two will have an awesome time!!

Johann said...

Go for it! It can only be good!

Emily said...

I did this in 2009. I'm with Miss Bethany! But good luck Ryan:)

Kirstie said...

Good luck. I haven't done a cold weather marathon yet but will be doing a snowy (I'm sure of it) half trail marathon in January.

Meg said...

Hmmm...you know my feelings on snow, right? It's for angels and throwing but not running. Brrrr.
Miss B has run 17 marathons??? Gosh, did she start when she was like 5?
Can't wait for your holiday party photos, it's almost December!!

Shellyrm said...

What a great experince to be running it together. And running in the snow is sooo romantic! ;-) I'm sure it will be a great experince.

Jill said...

I think a February marathon would be a great way to keep away from the holiday sugar - that's a good thing!!

Can you email me your mailing address Bethany for the blog fest holiday gift exchange??? Just replay to this email :). Thanks!!!

Jen said...

I like cold weather running too! I wish there was a marathon a little closer to home for me! Good luck, it sounds like it will be fun especially with Miss Bethany by your side!

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