I
planned for 2013 to be the year of 13.1. Of half marathons.  Not necessarily to run “13 in ‘13”, as is the
trend among many runners, but to focus on improving my half marathon finishing
time, while continuing my quest to run
the world, one epic race at a time.

I planned
for the Marathon Des Alpes to be my last marathon. I’d done my one (Amsterdam),
and another one (Nice), and could proudly check “marathon” off my bucket list
twice, so I was truly done. If only the get away were that clean.  
As
the saying goes, we make plans and God laughs, because no sooner had I sworn
off marathons than the opportunity to run another arose. And not just any
marathon, mind you, but Jerusalem. The holy land. Talk about an offer you can’t
refuse!
So in a few days, I am going to Israel where I will run the Jerusalem
marathon.
I
do believe that God is now ROFL.

“I try not to make plans. God always laughs at your plans. I’m going to
keep the door open, and keep the page blank, and see what gets painted upon
it.”― Tom
Hiddleston

I
think this will be my plan from now on. 
Have you ever made plans that caused God to 
 laugh?