I'll still need to run MCM two more times to qualify for the Runners Club, which will allow me early entry (no more lottery) for any future MCM. We'll see how that goes. For now, I'm just happy that I'm in for 2017. It will be my first MCM since moving to Columbus, so I'll need to book travel. Southwest usually has good deals, so I'll watch for those. I've already booked a hotel within walking distance of the start. So...Happy Birthday to me!
Another exciting thing is happening today, and I'm paying for this one too. In a few hours I'll be flying off to Rome to run the Rome Marathon this Sunday. I'll stay in Europe for the week, ending up in Paris the following weekend for the Paris Marathon. So, two European marathons in two weekends. I've done this before: Berlin and Jersey in 2015. Should be fun! I've been to Rome, but not to Paris, so that will be all new. I'll be traveling without a computer and I'm not sure how well blogging will go with my phone, so I might not catch everyone up on the Rome and Paris races until I return home. In the interim, here are some images from those races.
|Wow, what a starting line! (Photo credit: Maratona di Roma)|
|Another awesome start! (Photo credit: Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris)|
So, that's what's going on with Birthday 2017. I'm treating myself to some great experiences. It sure beats what I usually do, which is almost nothing at all. This year I'm going to have fun. Happy Birthday to me!