My husband has wanted to do this race for a while, and has even signed up and DNSed in the past. He was hemming and hawing about it this year, and I actually tried to convince him against it considering his run fitness right now. But he's as stubborn as I am. And as he was signing up, I told him he better sign me up too.
So he did.
His goal is to make it through Canada and back without stopping to walk, which is about 8 miles. We can walk the rest if we have to. It's a great race, and there's nothing like running in your hometown. And although I've done the marathon four times, I've never actually done the half — or any open half! So this will be a new experience for me, too.
If nothing else, it will keep my training honest for the next six weeks.