here we go again… Big Sur 2012!

I did something bad this morning.

I paid off my credit card bill (!!) or at least within a few dollars. I was so excited to live debt-free and not make any major purchases for awhile.



If anyone knows who pulled out my credit card and made this ridiculous purchase, please inform me immediately so I can punish her.

Anyways, I knew the second I showed up at Big Sur 2011 that I’d be at Big Sur 2012, but thinking about the reality is pretty amazing. I have to reflect back to one year ago, when I’d decided in June that I was going to cross off my bucket-list “marathon” goal at a spring marathon in California, and I couldn’t do San Diego Rock & Roll (which for some reason I just assumed was the best first marathon to do or something…) so I looked for May and I saw there was one in Big Sur and I knew that was pretty close so sure! I made my mommy sign up for me the day that it went live and I wrote this post.


That post is amazing for me to go back and look at to see how much Big Sur meant to me. Sure, I’m living a life of running with running friends and I know dozens of people who run marathons so I kind of forgot how the distance seemed so untouchable. Going back and seeing how excited I was to sign up makes me know for sure that this event will always have a really soft spot in my heart/life and for that reason, I knew that if I was able to, I’d be back.

Looks like I’ll be back.

I still reread my marathon recap sometimes just to reminisce about what a fun time I had. I don’t know how many marathons I’ll run—I’m run/walking SFM in two weeks and then I think I want to spend some time just working on getting in better shape at all and increasing my speed and stamina as a runner. Maybe I’ll show up at a half somewhere if I can find one or at CIM or something but maybe I’ll just run and race and have fun. And then come December I can rally throw myself into Big Sur but all the while reminding myself that I run for fun.

This was a great happy Friday present for me Smile

Have an AWESOME weekend, everybody!


  • Comments

    1. Big Sur is my favorite place in the world! I can see why that Credit Card slipped out of your wallet and signed up… on accident of course :)

    2. AHHHH I SO WISH I COULD BE THEREEEEEEEEEEEEE. I will have to live vicariously thru YOU!

    3. Woohoo! Congrats on registering!

    4. Court!!!!! YAY! You’re going to do freakkkkking awesome :) xo
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    5. You are too funny! That is awesome and you’ll be happy that you signed up even if it means not living totally debt free!
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    6. Congrats on registering! I’ve been starting to think about the next “big” race I’m doing. But like you, right now, I’m running for fun… :)
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    7. Lazy chick says:

      I really would lovemto make that mynfirst marathon next year, but I’m way too chicken to sign up for it due to it’s difficulty! Kudos to you!

    8. Yay! I’m jealous! I pulled out of this year’s (for several reasons), but I’m not sure what like will be like next May so I’m holding off. Some day, though!
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    9. YAAAAAAYYY!!!!! I’ll see you there :) Isn’t it the most awesome race ever!?
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    10. Ohh that is such exciting news- congrats! It must feel so awesome to know you are going to rock it again.
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    11. I got hope back!!!! My training is going so well, but concerned of course for the course…. !!! Reading your successful story excites me!!!
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