I just put my new training plan for the Fargo Marathon on a special calendar I bought specifically to keep track of runs and races. I wrote it out in permanent marker.
So naturally this would happen.
Yesterday I received a Facebook message from a sorority sister I hadn’t talked to in ages–she transferred to Oregon my junior year. She wrote to say she’d seen my blog, that awesome Pre shirt I got for Christmas, and that she thought she’d let me know she lives, like, minutes from Hayward Field. And that if I ever wanted to run Eugene, I could crash there.
I can’t read a calendar very well, so I quickly dismissed the idea because I thought it was the same weekend as my (tentative) first triathlon. And then I realized the two were on different weekends. And that a plane ticket from Sioux Falls was actually pretty reasonably priced. (Our airport is notorious for being a big pile of expensive suck that forces you to drive the 2 1/2 hours south to Omaha to fly out from there.) And then Lucy (Oregon friend) told me she’d registered for the half. And generously offered to pick me up/take me to the airport whenever.
Are you seeing what I’m seeing here? No-brainer, right?
So here’s the kicker: I’m running Fargo May 22. Eugene is May 2.
Training starts tomorrow. Here we go.