2013 Cleveland Marathon (10k)
Today was a good day. It was Cleveland Marathon day!
It all started on Friday at the VIP Reception (for sponsors and bloggers). I got to hang out with some of my favorite Cleveland runners, and feel special (hollerrrrrr, VIP treatment!).
And then this morning started out nice and early. J and I had a plan: drive to West 25th and then bike the rest of the way. We did this for two reasons:
- We didn’t have to deal with parking situation.
- We could sleep in longer since we didn’t have to deal with the parking situation!
We timed it perfectly because we got there just as the half and full marathons were starting. I love watching the start – and for some reason today I was real emotional – I couldn’t stop getting teary eyed watching everyone run!
After J finally wiped my tears and pulled me away from the start, we found our friend, Jen, and lined up to start the 10k.
The plan was for J and I to run this race together, but I should have known better. We never run good together. Never. And I know this (which is why we do Crossfit together now instead!). So once we started to get on each other’s nerves we finally just decided to run our own races (after about three and a half miles). Which is what we should have done from the beginning. Oh well, lesson finally learned.
It was a great morning to run, and I LOVED the new 10k course! Please, please, please keep this course, Cleveland!
And to everyone else who ran today, CONGRATULATIONS!! Whether you met your goal or not, no matter which race you ran, you are all ROCK STARS in my book. *hugs*
Do you like to run with your spouse/significant other?