ORN: 5.2 miles, R6/W1
A few weeks ago, I published my fall race schedule.
I now can add one more... The Portland Marathon on October 4!!
This is a real treat for me. I ran Portland in 2006, which was my 2nd marathon of the current era. Thanks to Darrell's introduction, I there met many of my PNW running friends: Michelle, Eric, Jenny, Sarah, and others. They welcomed me into their fold and have stayed in touch...what a treat.
Well, it worked out again for me to be in Portland again. My middle son, Nathan, lives and works in Portland and a lot of things fell together for me to go visit him; as a bonus, the dates lined up with the Marathon. So, I'm going to fly in on Friday evening, head back on Monday morning and enjoy the weekend with Nathan. He said he was looking forward to trailing me around the course. I registered for the race and have my bib number already: 4981. I even asked the nice folks to emblazon "PURDUE" on my bib. Should be fun.
I see Michelle is running Portland again. I hope we can connect!! It would be great to see any of the rest of you who might be running!!
So, the fall has three marathons and an ultra set now.
Heart of America Marathon in Columbia, Missouri on Labor Day, September 7.
The Portland Marathon on October 4
Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis, November 7
Huntington Ultra-Frigid Fifty, a 50 km ultra in Huntington, Indiana. Persevere.
I'm pumped. We'll see how the body holds up.
And I'll be persevering.