2018 Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon weekend is almost here. Are you ready?
I certainly am not. I don’t think I’m ever ready for a distance race. I am built for sprinting, not distance. For some reason I keep taking on the distance runs. I think it is because I want to challenge myself to also chase that new PR. I also think it is because they don’t have sprint races, only running.

 

If you haven’t double checked all of your information for the race, head over to RunSignUp.com and look at your upcoming events in your profile. Make sure that your race, shirt size, name you want on your bib, etc… are all correct. Last day to make changes is Saturday, March 31.

With race day under four weeks away, this is crunch time everyone!

Dave’s 10-Miler Race Recap 2018

Dave’s 10-Miler was a blast this year!

They had the largest field in the 43 years of the race, the weather was above freezing and the Yeti didn’t get unruly with the crowd. There was extreme fog all day and during the race. It was hard to see more than a half mile-ish in front of you. Personally, I liked it because I tend to look ahead and think ‘OMG, I still have that far to run until I turn.’ This race is run on country roads and they aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing in the winter. This race is a mental mind fuck for me for sure. I like to have things to look at to distract me.

I had an extremely rough race. Not because the running was difficult or because of the weather. Because of my heart. My heart had some issues during the race and had a huge freak out after the race. It scared the shit out of me to be honest with you. That’s information for another time though.

The medals race were redesigned this year and looked amazeballs. The Yeti adds a lot of fun to the medal! They are heavy and extremely well-made. Definitely love how this one looks hanging on my medal rack!
The race is run in Delta, Ohio at the local high school. We are lucky to have somewhere to hang out inside since the Ohio winter isn’t typically very forgiving. Run Toledo and Dave’s Running Shop know how to put on a stellar race in every way. They think of small details that most people take for granted at races. The medals and shirts are on point, the midwest hospitality is always welcomed and the events always flow smoothly without issues.

This was Chad’s first 10-Miler and he killed it, even had a great time doing it. I can’t believe I got this guy into running like I did. It is definitely nice to have someone to greet me at the finish line…since he’s so much faster than me. I have a built in cheerleader to cheer me on.I was also able to meet one of my Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Ambassadors, Michael DeLapp. He came down to Delta from Saint Clair Shores, Mich. and ran the race with his dad. Meeting my Ambassadors has been so much fun this year, we are all excited for the races on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22.Mark your calendars, the date for next year is already set for Sunday, January 20, 2019!

Monday’s Motivation

Monday’s Motivation

Dave’s 10-Miler & 5k on January 21, 2018

This is my next ‘distance’ race. And 2018 seems SOOO far away, but holy geez it’s in a couple of weeks.  I ran the 10-Miler in 2016 and, while it was a blustery and chilly day, it wasn’t as miserable as previous races have been. Delta, Ohio isn’t a great destination for running. Why? Because […]

Miracle on Main Street 5k & Santa’s Little Helpers Dash

December is when? Tomorrow? No, that’s not right. Labor Day was just last week and I’m pretty sure that Thanksgiving came early this year. I can’t believe that it is, first of all, the beginning of the holiday season, and secondly, almost 2018. What the hell is that? It is incredibly cliché, but the older […]