I finally bit the bullet. After talking about it, tossing back and forth my capabilities, and debating whether or not I’ll die somewhere on the course (I’m guess mile 23 for some reason) Today I registered for my first FULL MARATHON. It’s real, now.
The Flying Pig Marathon! I have had my sights set on the Flying Pig since I decided I was going to run my first Marathon in 2013. I chose the Flying Pig for several reasons. The first selling point was that Zack has family in Cincinnati. I was super happy to find a Marathon in a place where Zack would have people to spend the day with. On top of that, though, I have never heard a bad thing about this marathon! Everyone I have told so far that has run it says its one of the most fun races they’ve participated in! People who haven’t run it say they want to because of its reputation.
The biggest contributing factor, as weird as this may sound… was Emily from Daily Garnish. She was the very first running/healthy living blog I ever read. I liked her blog for two reasons (other than the fact that I just love her blog) she was a Culinary student (I was too at the time) and she was a marathon runner. Reading her Flying Pig recaps are the first time I remember ever thinking I wanted to run 26.2 someday. Is that totally strange?
The best part now that I’ve been looking into the race more, is the BLING! It’s always relatively similar with slight changes each year.
Is that not adorable? a flying pig on the front, and his adorable little booty on the back. LOVE.
So its really, really, real y’all! After San Antonio in November, I will have just enough time to recover 100% and then begin Marathon Training!
Marathoners, what was your first 26.2?
If you haven’t run one yet but plan to someday, what Marathon is in your sights for 26.2 #1?