Of course, hearing my friends talk about their marathons always makes me get that "marathon itch". But I know there is a lot I need to improve, including dropping a few (or 30) pounds so I'm don't have to carry around all that weight when I'm running. It's better for my health too... not just running. lol. I mean, you can see where my priorities are!
So I decided that I would just focus on weight and also getting my running feet back under me. I've been training for half marathons and it's weird when you struggle during a 10 mile run after you have done all these marathons! But that's how it is. You have to get used to this stuff again.
And after thinking about it for a while and considering several fall marathons, I have decided to run the Grand Rapids Marathon in Michigan on October 19th. And I registered for it yesterday! Yay! I swear I just wanted to jump up and start training right that minute (but I was at work, and training doesn't start until June). Anyway...
It actually took me a while to finally hit the confirmation button on the page. Nerves and fear creep in! But I took the plunge and did it!
|My confirmation email|
When Derek finds out, he will happily "slap" me! Although he is not the abusive type so I suspect it will be a playful one... maybe.
I've actually been to the Grand Rapids Marathon twice, just never to run it on my own. I helped my good friend Kelly run it in 2011 (my very brief recap). I saw a few miles in the middle and helped out the last 5-ish miles at the end. Then in 2012, I helped my friend Becky run the last 6 miles of the half marathon. I guess it's now my turn to take part in the event!
|After Kelly ran the Grand Rapids Marathon|
Have you done the Grand Rapids Marathon? What were your thoughts on it? If you haven't...maybe you will join me this year!