I like the idea of driving or getting dropped off in downtown Portland (only 20 minutes from home) and feeling the buzz of a large crowd... no, a HUGE crowd! And, the Portland is MP3 friendly... apparently a big deal or something. I guess some marathons don't allow them... I would NOT handle 26.2 miles without music well. When I did the half in Sept. of 07', the iPod went kaput at about mile 2... it was a looong race after that!
However, if I REALLY had my way, the very first marathon I would complete would be this one:
The Walt Disney World Marathon
How cool would that be?? Combining one of my fun goals and one of my favorite places! The race goes through all 4 Disney World Parks, there are characters everywhere, and you get a Mickey Mouse medal when you finish... so cool!! The race is being held the weekend of January 7-10, 2010, which is the first weekend of my student teaching, so this one would be out... but, maybe someday! If I survive the first marathon I do... which is looking like the Portland Marathon on October 4th. Now, I just have to start training!