It's official! Last night I registered for the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon on Oct. 2, 2022.
Lord willing, this will be my 19th marathon. I chose this race over St. George and Honolulu for a couple of reasons:
1) I've never run this course before.
2) For 2022 they just moved the race from a point to point (running mostly through rural farmland and housing subdivisions) to a downtown race that showcases the city of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. I love big city marathons.
3) While I'm in Milwaukee, a nearby Bible college/seminary has graciously invited me to speak the Friday before the race.
I've booked my flights as well as my Airbnb, which is in a town south of Milwaukee called Saint Francis. The house is only a block from the lake.
I feel better, at age 70, than I have ever felt in my 6 years of running. Slower, yes, but much more pleased with my running. True, I've had to add more rest, run more intelligently, and take walk breaks, but the endorphins are the same at 70 as at 20.
So, I venture out. The race is in two months.