This really should be titled “Marathon Highlights” since most of the month this year and last was talking about marathons! Did I talk too much about it this year? Well it was a major highlight of the year and I spent plenty of weeks training, thinking, and focusing on it (read: obsessing), so you shouldn’t be too surprised.
Last Year though I didn’t talk too much about marathons, but I did share my experiences volunteering at the Chicago Marathon. Here are pictures I took after I was done passing out water. I wrote about some Last Minute Marathon Tips. Maybe I should have read these before my race! Following Chicago there was a lot of talk about Race Directors and marathon planning, so I highlighted a blog directed at Race Directors from the Association of Running Event Directors.
Continuing with the marathon theme I gave a preview of the Men’s Marathon Olympic Trials at New York and wrote about the Marathon Challenge, a PBS special.
I ran the Turn Up the Volume 4Mi race in Indianapolis and felt really good! I began tapering for my Indianapolis Half Marathon, which didn’t go very well for me.
I shared some highlights from a very funny post about t-shirt etiquette. Bad Ben posted it at his site: Bad Ben’s Ramblings which I highlighted. I ended the month on a somber note talking about Indiana’s high obesity rate.
This year my marathon was October 5, so I laid out my race plan and graded it afterwards. I did write a more traditional race review for you before bombarding you with a lot of random charts and graphs. In the following weeks I shared some of my thoughts on post-marathon life, a little like depression and generally lacking motivation. In a final hat tip to the marathon I did some linking to other people’s thoughts and impressions.
I wrapped up my Team World Vision fundraising by talking about my experience in South Africa and finally wrapping it all up. It is so exciting to have surpassed the fundraising goal of $2,000. THANK YOU again to everyone who donated and supported me!
Ok, so there aren’t many non-marathon posts, but here they are: A look at eco-friendly gyms. Protecting our ears from hearing loss by taking care of our buds. I submitted that post to the Running Carnival. I thought these were 5 good tips for fall running.
Monthly Mileage –(as of 10/29)
Running – 75 miles
Biking – 90 miles