Marshall Marathon and Half: We didn’t run the same race, but agreed on Skirt Sports!
Just so everyone knows, every other word out of my mouth today is not a very nice one……because that’s every time I try to move one of my legs
Here’s the difference between running a half marathon versus a full:
1st loop: Oh look, a park. With gravel. This is so nice, pleasant, and different. I love running with my friends.
2nd loop: When does this flippin park end???? I thought it was supposed to be completely flat because I’m sure as hell going up this flippin hill again. Darn. Why the flip do they have to use all this gravel??? Can’t they afford concrete???? Is that to create a certain flippin ambience??? UGGGG.
That’s how I felt two years ago! Perfect
Lol – did we even do the same race?!? I’m with you on loop 1. But for me, loop 2 was like, oh yay, we start loop 2 at mile 15, nice. But ouch, quad hurts. Oh yay there’s Deborah and Lisa! Oh yay, there’s Annette! Watch Annette’s butt. Oh finally, family. Kiss kids. Wow, so happy to be in this really pretty park – it’s easier on my legs than pavement. Pretty. Oh look, family! Quad hurts. Ok, marathons are hard. It’s gonna hurt. Just ignore that. Pretty park. Oh look, family! Aid station playing Raise Your Glass (by P!nk)! Wow, end of park means we are already at mile 22! Yay! Ha ha, Annette’s shirt is still under the mailbox. Oh look, my socks. (Forget I passed mile 23). Mile marker. Tired. Holy heck, it’s mile 24! Yay! I can see the stadium. Pretty campus. Pretty flowers around the memorial fountain. A FOOTBALL 🏈!!!!
Ha ha ha! ❤️💖💕
I only ran the half so…. I’m not sore!
This is great!!!!! And I would recommend this marathon to people. I really did enjoy, though at one point I yelled out, I just don’t want to run anymore. Ha!!!!!!!
The takeaways . . .
So, apparently Annette and MB had slightly different experiences on the same course. Deborah and LA prove once again that a half is twice as fun as a full. But, what about KB you ask? She conducted a highly scientific experiment to find out exactly how many miles she can run with little to no training and a two week overseas vacation beforehand – it turns out to be 17 miles. (She thinks she could have hit 21, but that would have left her in Annette’s favorite park with no way back.) What a rockstar!
So, what did we all agree on? Naturally, our clothes (or cloths, according to Mike). We ALL wore Skirt Sports. Deborah and MB in their new long course fave the Peek A Boo. Annette and Keeana rocked the super popular gym girl ultra. And Lisa, who swore she couldn’t wear skirts in races, wore the super awesome new Cascade. There was no chaffing among us. We had plenty of pockets. And we were complimented on how cute we were the whole time. Yes, we are proud Skirt Sport ambassadors. But we loved Skirt before then, and when we like something, we really LIKE something and we tell it like it is. We felt good and looked cute across our whole range of body types and running styles – that’s a TOUCHDOWN! (Get that reference to the Marshall finish? Funny? Just a little? Whatever . . . )