It’s hard to believe Grandma’s Marathon Weekend is Here! ….And I’m not there. In 2011 I made the New Years Resolution to run 5 – 5ks. And the 5k of Grandma’s Weekend was my third one. I loved the course, and experiencing the huge expo, and relaxing on the rainy Saturday morning knowing that I wasn’t running as my race was the day before.
In 2012 had much better weather and I finished the Half Marathon. It was my first time actually training, and while the week prior to the race I was in North Carolina working, I still had a great race.
2013 brought the full Marathon. And while it wasn’t pretty, I am so glad I did it.
2014 I entered the half lottery and was in! I didn’t get a great running training, as I was busy learning the ropes of triathlon, but it was great to revisit my favorite course.
So many wonderful things about that photo. I attempted the lottery again for 2015 but didn’t get in. I planned on running the full, but the day before I went to register, for my aunt invited me on an epic trip for July. And I remember how long recovery took from the full last time, so I didn’t want to miss out on the trip if something happened on the course.
Are you racing this weekend? If so, GOOD LUCK!
Do you have a favorite course that you’re happy to run year after year?