This year I finally gone and done it! I registered for the Hokkaido Marathon, the biggest and most famous marathon in Hokkaido. I got my registration done around 4pm and the registration closed later that day when all the slots were filled! Yes, they filled over 10,000 entry slots in one day!
I have been on a vacation from running due to a sore leg that won't get better. I'm giving it 6 weeks to get better before I start training for the Hokkaido Marathon.
The Hokkaido Marathon is on the last Sunday in August on the twenty-fifth. It is always a hot marathon, usually with the temperature hitting 28 degrees celsius or higher. This will be a tough challenge for me just to prepare for and finish the race. Even if my leg was 100% it would still be a difficult race for me to finish. But, since we now have family living in Sapporo, we decided to go for it this year. By "we" I mean myself and my mother in-law.