I have a special place for VCM (Meaghan and I became fast friends while training for 2004) and a special place for VT as well. Ever since I began working for a VT based company and began taking frequent drives North, I’ve really enjoyed the area and the culture. VT also took quite a hit during Hurricane Irene last year, so every little bit of tourist (or runner) dollars helps fuel their economy and their rebuilding efforts.
Fortunately, this decision was not made over a bottle of wine, so I don’t expect any race-registration-regret in the morning. Instead, I’ll get dressed and head out for a run. After all, I’ve got a race to train/taper for!