Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Decisions, decisions...

The stated goal of our training, and this blog, is to train for the Seattle Marathon. But for weeks we've been having second thoughts.

I saw an ad for the Las Vegas Marathon, which sounds fun and wacky. I love the idea of running Elvii and a run-through wedding chapel and fireworks on the Strip. It's almost guaranteed to be better weather than Seattle, which happens a week before. It's also much flatter.

And then on New Year's Eve, three semi-strangers all told us that Portland was far more fun than Seattle. That the city is really supportive, that there are people all along the route, that the course is beautiful, and the entire race is eco-friendly. It's a few weeks earlier than Seattle, which means that the weather tends to be better.

Another friend, who happens to be in the process of moving from Portland to Seattle, echoed these sentiments. So what's it going to be?

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