When the alarm went off for Project Awesome yesterday at 5.20am I spent the first minute or so checking social media and looking at my emails (bad habit, I know). But one particular email caught my eye.
EEK! I have been counting down the days for the Tokyo Marathon ballot results to be released ever since my friend Cara had her good for age entry confirmed. I knew it was a long shot, but I am so excited to have got a place. The race is at the end of February, which only gives me a month off between Chicago race day and the start of Tokyo training but it will be worth it to run this iconic race.
Tokyo marathon is newest of the six Marathon Majors (and should be my fifth of the bunch if all goes to plan on 11th October) only joining in 2013. Next year will be the 10th anniversary race!
I’ve wanted to go to Japan for a while, and this will make the trip even better! I’m hoping the lure of a trip to Disneyland Tokyo will be enough to convince Tom to join me- that and the promise of some amazing skiing!