So I got a little nutty. A couple of months ago on the Half Fanatics bulletin board someone posted the a message with the headline "THANKSGIVING WEEKEND QUAD IN SEATTLE!!!"
It was like a car wreck -- I couldn't NOT read it. And then start daydreaming about it. Four half marathons in four days? Insane! But interesting!
Fortunately, probably, the race director of the third race decided not to offer a half marathon option (despite being a loop course...) -- so I put it from my mind.
But I did keep thinking about doing a double: the Ghost of Seattle on Saturday, and the Seattle Half on Sunday.
Would I be ready to run 13.1 3 weeks after the NYC Marathon? And another 13.1 the day after that? I wasn't sure. So I printed out the application for the Ghost, and filled out the application for the Seattle Half, and pondered.
We came home from NYC and I felt okay within a few days... so I decided to just go for it. Why not?
Registered on the last possible day for the Seattle Half... the day after I sent in my check for the Ghost. Crazy...