Wednesday, 15 October 2008

I did it!

I am registered for the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll (half) Marathon in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Arizona!  Yay!  I am very excited about this.

I called a friend today.  She is older than I am, retired, and very sensible with her money.  I asked her how extravagant she thought it was for me to do this.  She just said "hell, you spend more than that on one outfit!"  Well, she does have a point there.  

All I needed was one more person to tell me to do it... and I registered. I am so excited.  I took the full page ad (with the $10 off coupon) from the Runner's World Magazine and hung it in my office, just behind my computer.  

I have my flights picked out... early Saturday morning and then Monday afternoon.  

All I have to do is figure out where to stay.  Running Knitter suggested the Four Points by Sheraton in Tempe.  Java Mom was going to drive by there tonight to see what she thinks. 

Oh!  I am so so so so so excited!

Any tips on where to stay?    I would like to stay south of $200. a night.... and in Tempe...

OK, gotta go watch the debate.

5 comments:

ws said...

good luck and happy training...

I have an old friend that lives in that area who I'd love to see, but flights from FL are soooooo expensive.

Wes said...

hahaha! Yay! Tough decisions are never easy! You will have so much fun!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Awesome! I so hope that we will get a chance to meet you. Eric knows the Tempe area much better than I do. He can probably give you suggestions for the best place to stay. If you send me an email, I'll pass it a long to him. I'm at csayban at cox dot net.

Jess said...

Congrats on your decision! Looks like fun!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

You sound excited about it. It's always good to have a motivational race/event out on the horizon. :-)