Marathonguide.com is a very dangerous site dear readers. To see exactly what I mean, read on.
I discovered a really nice little race called the Texas marathon that takes place on New Year's Day in Kingwood, Texas. It's a small town race that sounded like a lot of fun (with lots of personal touches) and I figured it would be a good primer for Bandera, so before you could say "Auld Lang Syne" I'd signed up for it.
While signing up, I discovered the race was part of something called the "Texas Marathon Triple". If I completed it plus the Surfside Beach marathon (in February) and the Seabrook lucky trail marathon (in March) then I would get some super nice goodies for completing the series. So before you know it I'd signed up for all three.
While signing up for Seabrook, I also noticed they had a "Trail Challenge" - run the half on the Saturday and the full on the Sunday. What the hell, I signed up for it.
So in all I signed up for three marathons and one half, all intertwined with my Texas Trilogy ultras. I remember deciding that I wasn't going to run the Austin marathon this year because it was only 7 days after the 100 miler at Rocky Raccoon. So I am sitting here wondering why I've signed up for a marathon that's only 6 days after the 100 and run entirely along a sandy beach.