…we’re going to do it. Hubby and I are heading to China for the 2009 Great Wall Half Marathon!
The way I see it, this is the best time of our lives to do it. We’re young, healthy and motivated and we want to take advantage of these years of freedom before we have children. The only reason we’re not going for ’08 is because we are moving into our new house in January and spending $6000+ to go to China right now would probably not be the most responsible decision! Plus, this gives us some time to actually train for it. Because this ain’t no ordinary half marathon!
The first section which covers approximately 9 kilometres takes the runners up to, across and down the Great Wall of China. This part of the course is marked by steep ascents and descents of up to 10% and consists of thousands of steps. Runners are advised to run slowly going up and down the mountain, as well as to walk when passing the steepest parts of the Great Wall.
I don’t know if my Mom is still reading this thing, but she is going to have a heart attack when she reads this. Hi Mom! And yes, we are still going to England in September ’09! 😉