Well, That Happened

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. RaceRegistration2016
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.



  1. I think it’s awesome that you have set this goal and put priorities in place to achieve it! I’m hoping to make this my first full. Good luck with training and I (we in the blogosphere) look forward to reading your progress in achieving this goal!

  2. I’m all talk, but no go yet! I WILL be registering this weekend, but I keep forgetting to check my shirt sizes at home – because I’m all about having the perfect race shirt fit so I can wear it all the time!! 🙂
    Dave’s training group will be awesome for you!
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  3. Woohoo!! It sounds like you will have a much better race this time!
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  4. I haven’t registered yet…I’m hoping to win one of the two registrations in the final giveaway.

    But….based on my normal luck (where I don’t win) I’ll probably be registering for the GCM this weekend to beat the early registration deadline.

    Dave’s training groups are awesome. Barring injuries, they give you a great chance to get to the start line…and hopefully the finish line too.

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