I know that a week from today is the coveted Boston Marathon. And I'm sure that many of my blogger friends are running it (I think I'm <del> stalking del> following at least 10 runners on Monday). If you are running it, let me know - I'll do a shout out post toward the end of the week (and I want to know your bib numbers so that I don't have to super stalk you for last names).
But, this post isn't about the Boston Marathon. I'm not fast enough to run it and quite frankly, I'm probably one of the only runner's in the world that doesn't have a deep seeded desire to qualify (that would mean focusing on just running to get faster or getting older so my qualifying time drops... both of which I don't really want to do right now).
This post is about the race all the cool kids are doing...
The Glass City Marathon / Half Marathon.
You read that right. The race in booming Toledo. What, you haven't heard about it? It's flat. It's fast. And we get beer mugs at the end.
Okay, I'm done being a goof. But I am excited about this race. After Tom's race in New Jersey, he wanted to carry his marathon fitness to another race and see if he could PR. After talking to some bloggers, we were lead to the Glass City. Flat race that's 2 hours away? Marathon option for Tom and half marathon option for me? Count us in.
I'm only doing the half and I'm excited. Because of the whole Buddy situation two weeks ago, we skipped our half marathon in Xenia. I've yet to race this year. This half will be a good test to see where I'm at. I'm not expecting a PR, and I'm fine with that. If I can come in around 9:00/miles, I'd be alright with that too. I'm looking to have fun, feel good and know that my fitness is where it should be.
And the biggest bonus is that I get to meet up with a few bloggers - Kevin, his wife Jennifer, Matty-O, his wife Heather, and Big Daddy Diesel will all be there. Finally I get to put faces with names (and I get to see if BDD does really exist... or does he???)
Remember, if you are running Boston (or any race this weekend) let me know.