Some of my favorite ladies to run with.3. Three Runs. I participated in 3 separate runs over the weekend (3 mile shake out run on Friday, 5k on Saturday, and Marathon Sunday) and am eager to recap all of them. Be on the lookout for a posting bonanza next week.
I love long, slow runs on the beach. And donuts.4. Four New Things. Once again, I tried new things on marathon race day. 4 new things infact and some of them are pretty big (running style, running plan, running buddy, and a new fuel). Though it may sound crazy, I decided to experiment since this wasn't a goal race and I was undertrained due to my shin trouble around New Year's. I learned a bit more about what I like, how different things can be helpful, and how much I've grown in the marathon.
5. 5 Million (roughly) sources of inspiration. One of the many things I love about 26.2 with DONNA is that no matter where you turn, you find countless sources of inspiration. Runners, Survivors, fans, volunteers, families. All inspiring. It's hard to come away from the race with anything less than a smile, full heart, and renewed sense of hope.
There are several large banner that you can sign at the expo. These banners are placed along the beach miles of the race for a little added inspiration.
How was your week? Do you like trying new things on race day?