We decided to sign up for the April Fool’s Half Marathon in Atlantic City on April 7th. Shari and I ran this last year at its inaugural race. I guess we are obligated to do this again after all our picture made the cover of the brochure for the 2013 race and we are also on the marketing banner which we saw on display at the Rock and Roll Philadelphia and Philadelphia Marathon expos. You would think they may offer us a free place this year for our continued uncompensated representation. LOL.
This actually fits in well with my training for the NJ marathon. Not quite sure yet if I want to race this event and try to beat my PR which I got in the race last year. It is a nice flat course along the boardwalk in Atlantic City and then out and back through Ventnor, Margate and Longport. The temperatures last year were ideal. I think it was one of my first outdoor runs in 2012 when I was able to wear shorts outside again.
Last year Rina came down to babysit the boys but with her recent achievements at the Walt Disney World Half Marathon she signed up for her 2nd 13.1 race. Good for her. We will be heading down with Shari’s parents who will look after the boys this year. We are going to make a nice weekend out of it as we don’t generally make it to the Shore in the off season. I’m already planning my meal at Jo Jo’s on Saturday night. No doubt the ladies are planning more towards Caesar’s Pier and the outlets 😉