There are temptations, and then there are really good temptations. The latest really good temptation to come my way is to run the Sarasota Half Marathon, in Sarasota, Florida, on March 11, 2012.
Why, you might ask, would I travel approximately 2,200 kilometers to run 21K, when there are lots of good half marathons here at home? Well, here’s the most compelling reason.
This is what the view from my front door looked like in the middle of March last year:
(That’s a colour photo, by the way.)
And here’s what things looked like at the Sarasota Half last year, at about the same time:
Choose? Are you kidding?
Another good reason is that, if I do the Sarasota Half next March, I’ll be doing it in the company of fellow dailymilers – and barefoot runners – Chris G. and Julie R. As far as I know, the Sarasota Half doesn’t have an official “barefoot” category, so we’d sort of be making history.
I’m in the process of checking out flight and hotel schedules and costs, and will decide sometime soon whether to give in to temptation or not.