So the month of November ended up starting with a marathon after all! It's amazing how much I craved running a fall marathon once we decided not to run one. I got reminiscent about Iowa, Chicago, Baltimore, West Virginia, and all of the other fun fall races we've done! I kept feeling sad. So one day I looked up Indianapolis just to see if we'd missed the marathon there or not. We had talked about it and then dropped it back in August for various reasons. The Monumental Marathon had a counter on their website saying, "13 Days Until the Marathon." So I knew we still had time! I had to persuade Rick quite a bit, but I really did think we could do it even though we hadn't trained specifically for it (though we'd both built up to run long runs of around 14-15 miles).
And so, the crazy tale of Marathon #30 and State #24 begins! I will post more later!