Preview – Marine Corps Marathon

27 Oct

So, I really am still processing the day but a quick preview of the full recap (hopefully coming tomorrow!)

The Marine Corps Marathon is, in my opinion, an emotional experience. Always.

This year there were a couple of additional parts that made it, really VERY emotional for me –

1.  It was my mom’s birthday. The first time I ran this she was sitting on a bench in Crystal City with Phred, waiting for HOURS for me to come through. This year she was with me the entire 26.2 – and every now and then I really wanted her to be waiting for me at the finish. I think she would’ve been proud of her clumsy daughter

2. The “Wear Blue: Run To Remember” mile…Oh. My. Gosh. I heard about this last year and thought I was prepared. I was not. I don’t think you can prepare for it.

3. A PR. I’ve said many times that I’m slow. And I am. I’ll never be a 4 hour marathoner — I’m hoping to one day be a sub-6 hour marathoner. But a PR is a PR.

Like I said, a very emotional day for me. But also an awesome day. A really awesome day.

So come back tomorrow night for pictures and more of the fun details!!

Meanwhile…here’s me and my fancy hair somewhere along the way…10658853_877447638934281_4368906597605072149_o

2 Responses to “Preview – Marine Corps Marathon”

  1. jenzenator October 28, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    I love, love, love that race. I did it in 2010 and would totally do it again. Can’t wait to read more!

  2. Julie October 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    I can’t wait to hear! My brother got married in Crystal City and it is indeed a special place. I will have the kleenex ready tomorrow!

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