During the two years that I’ve been living in Savannah a couple of marathons have gotten my attention, specifically the Charleston Marathon and Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon.
At the beginning of October I thought that maybe I could tackle the Marine Corps Marathon and another big race within three weeks. First I thought about doing a marathon in California since I was there with Bobby but then I realized that Charlotte was exactly 3 weeks later, which will give me an extra week to recover.
When I signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon I was thinking I wanted to do it because it was the next big race for me to run in the U.S.A.
Living in Savannah where there’s a big military presence I’ve naturally became friends with a lot of people who serve this country and also with some army wives. I have a lot of respect for them because on my long runs I’ve gotten to know all the sacrifice their families go through so all of us can live in a free country.
Long story short, to me this marathon was a personal challenge but also a way to thank this people for what they do every day.
It took me almost 2 weeks but here it is!
Five and ¾ days after running the NYC Marathon I ran the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Relay, which actually became a ½ marathon for me. This story doesn’t have a happy ending (spoiler alert!)…