Did you register for my Mercy Health Glass City Marathon giveaway yet?
TODAY is the last day to enter to win a free entry to the race!
I did it. I registered for my second marathon.
I am excited, nervous, scared, worried, proud, and generally just stupefied. After the epic fail that was my first marathon, where my femur chipped tiny pieces of bone in to my knee, naturally I am scared that something like that will happen again. After five surgeries, I am very in tune with my knee, but that came as a complete shock during the race.
I weigh less and I have been lifting heavy since I ran my first full in 2012. These two reasons alone make me feel more comfortable about my knee during the race. One of the biggest reasons is that I am taking part in Dave’s Marathon In Training. Having a group of people to train with is extremely foreign to me, but I am looking forward to the speed work at the BGSU Field House track. I am a fool for sprinting. If they had adult races for sprinting, I would win my age group all the time. Okay, total stretch there and that would never happen, but sprinting is my jam. I think that’s why I always sprint to the finish line of every race I have ever run. The sprint makes me feel alive in a way that distance running never will. My body is built for sprinting, not distance running, but I make distance runs work for me.
Since this is the 40th Anniversary of the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, I want to be able to fulfill my dream and my goal of successfully finishing my second full.