my first marathon
I signed up. I will run on May 5th.
Run, walk, whatever it takes.
The course starts near the border with Arizona, stretches east along the wind-swept plateau of northern New Mexico, declines from roughly 6,000 to 4,800 feet, and ends in Shiprock - a town so tiny we stay overnight in Farmington, another 30 miles to the east. The Shiprock Marathon.
It is a small race, without fuss and fanfare. It takes place entirely within the bounds of the Navajo Indian reservation.
It is in the middle of nowhere, it is at the heart of the desert, it is the center of the world.