Woo Hoo! Tomorrow is the 5th time I have participated in Vermont City Marathon. I have run it as a marathon twice. I started running marathons in the fall instead because it is so much easier for me to train in the summer but I may have to talk T into running this next year as her first marathon. I would support her in her training and run it too! This is the third time I have been in the two person relay. One year since I started running I JUST watched it and it was torture. It is absolutely a race I want to be in. I used to go watch it before I was a runner and even then I so admired the racers, although I never believed for a minute I would ever be one of them. I had so much fun my first time in this marathon (my first one ever) in 2004. Sure there were hard times but they are long forgotten. I love how many times you get to see the people who come to see you. The first year I ran it I had a lot of family there and a small crowd of co workers who were there for the whole thing. I smile just remembering that day. Since then both of my children have raced it. Jameson first did the two person relay with me and last year he ran the whole marathon. Emily has done the whole marathon twice I think? She has raced so many now I am losing track. The year Jameson and I ran the relay together I kept seeing Emily as I ran. Passing off the bracelet to him was wonderful. Last year Jameson ran a few miles with me as he started out. We passed Emily who was watching it as she was doing the second half of the relay. Love love love running with both my children. This marathon totally has my heart.
Tomorrow is supposed to be unusually hot. Today was the first day I wore shorts this year and it is also supposed to be humid. Speed records are not going to be set but I hope to do well. I have been hydrating a ton and will continue to do so tomorrow. Last year I was in a bad place near the end of my half and I think it was due to not being hydrated enough. I don't want to repeat that.
I will look at my time in this other years but I am hoping to finish in about 2:05. My times have been off lately and with the heat that may not happen but it is what I am shooting for. Once I finish I will need to get to the finish line and try to catch other racers as they finish.
I did hit up the Expo last night. First I spent $2 on two pins. Thrifty, right?
Then I went back though and couldn't decide between two hoodies I really like. One is a soft cotton very comfy one and the other is a tech hoodie.
The front of the cotton hoodie, nothing special
But I love the back!
Design on the front of the tech hoodie
And oh yeah I got a hat too.
And as you must have guessed, I got both hoodies!