I've been thinking about running the Muir Woods Marathon the weekend before Boston for a while now. It probably ... correction, definitely ... isn't the smartest idea, but as I'm already in San Francisco that week, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity for a beautiful run through the Marin Headlands.
Now here is the amazing part. Dylan and Brome have been trying to get me to do the Birkie 50K cross-country ski race for a long time. One of the deal sweeteners they threw in was that Brome would do the Muir Woods Marathon with me if I agreed to the Birkie. Dylan has also threatened to run a 50 miler with me.
So here we are today, and I just signed up for the race two weeks out. To my knowledge Brome has never run a race longer than a 10K. I think he runs somewhat regularly and know he plays lots of ultimate, but he certainly hasn't been training for a marathon.
Does that stop him? Nope! Big papa Brome signed up, too. His first marathon. Signing up two weeks ahead of time. Not just that, but it's a trail marathon with 4.5K feet of climbing. But he's not letting that stop him. Brome, you're a monster.
I for one can't wait to run with the Big Guy. In my next 3 races I'll be running with Brome in Muir Woods, Dylan in Boston, and my Dad in the NJ marathon. It's going to be great!