Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Heading to Deadwood, South Dakota

Yep, that's right, Deadwood, South Dakota!  Never been and can't wait to see it.  My background on Deadwood comes from the HBO series with the same name. In the 1800s it was a mining town with outlaws, gamblers and gunslingers and is the place where Wild Bill Hickok was killed. 

We are heading there for the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Half Marathon this weekend. 

My sister and her husband will be joining Andy and I for the race and  whatever other festivities we rustle up. (See I'm already talking like a cowgirl)  This will be the first half-marathon for the three of them. We don't all run at the same speed, so I'm not sure if I want to run for a PR or just stay with the group. My competitive side doesn't want to miss an opportunity, but my logical side wonders why can't I just run and not worry about that?  

They have been training using Marathoning for Mortals. (I love that book, it has taught me so much about running and helped me prepare for my first marathon too.) 

My sister and I are both coming from the South so we look forward to the cooler temperatures. Looks like 50 degrees at start time and a high in the 70s for the day.  Couldn't be better!  Let's hope the forecast doesn't change. Haven't decided what I am wearing yet... 

I am looking forward to hanging out in the wild west. 

Wish me luck!!

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  1. Good luck and happy racing! Hope you get some nice, low temperatures!

  2. This sounds like it is going to be so cool!! Can't wait to read about it -make sure you get pictures!!

  3. I hope the race went well!! My husband loved that show Deadwood : )

  4. A trail half sounds so fun! Good luck & have a fun in Deadwood.

  5. Good luck at your race! This will be a fun and memorable one. I can't wait to read your recap. Enjoy running with your family. So fun!


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