I've always had running a marathon on my To Do List. The seed was planted in my brain when I was a kid and my Dad would take us to watch the NYC Marathon in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He ran NYC, and was also a Triathlete, so I just assumed I would do one or the other when I was older. My kids are the age now where training is more doable, and since I have this feeling that I'm going to be going to back to work sooner than later, this year is the year to do it.
Once I decided to run, I then thought about what I would run for. I want to run for myself, but I also want to put some kind of meaning to my first marathon. I checked out a bunch of races, but I kept getting pulled back to the MVP Marathon in Rochester, NY. I ran the half marathon last year, and loved the course, and I lived there for 5 years so it was nice to have that sense of being in my old 'hood. When I saw the date of it, September 12, I knew I found it, and what I would run for.
I was living in NYC on September 11, I wrote a post about it last year around the anniversary of it. It has affected me to this day. I'm going to run as a reminder of all that what was lost that day, and it will be a big F#*% You to those who tried to break us all down. I have been thinking of what kind of shirt I'll wear for it, and Zoe made one up the other day that I think I'm going to have to buy!
Okay, onto the winners of the Drymax socks give away.....thanks to everyone who entered! I had three drawings, one for each sock size, and used random.org to pick the winners:
Size Small: Tam at Borrachas Sin Fronteras
Size Medium: Tricia at Endurace Isn't Only Physical
Size Large: Tim from 26.2 Quest
Email me your deets and I'll get your socks right out to you!!