Monday, May 15, 2017

The 3-Way Challenge

I knew the Flying Pig Marathon was going to be around/near the same time I was going to be taping Knit and Crochet Now. I thought that since I would be traveling, I would NOT take the opportunity to run my first full marathon (smart, right?)

So, I registered for the Half Marathon (13.1 miles). All good, right? My BRF (Best Running Friend), Lisa picked up my race packet for the Half on Friday and much to our surprise... I had forgotten that I had registered for ALL THE RACES. It must have been a post-race afterglow from the previous year when the prices were super low...

Luckily, Lisa was running all the races too... and I couldn't let my money go to waste... so Saturday the 6th we ran the 5K and the 10K (3.1 miles and 6.2 miles respectively), then on Sunday the 7th, we ran the Half!  Crazy busy but so much fun!

 Here we are starting the 10K, all bright eyed and bushy tailed...

 Then 30 minutes later, here we are starting the 5k, a little less bright-eyed...

 Then super early Sunday morning we got up to run the Half.

And I immediately laid down and put my feet up a tree in an impromptu yoga recovery thing! Ahhhh! Done. 

Cincinnati is famous for Skyline Chili. The Chili is noodles with chili and cheese called a "3-way" The top medal is my bonus medal for completing the Skyline chili "3-way challenge" for completing 3 races in one weekend.  This is the same race that has crocheted chandeliers in the finish area!

I never dreamed 5 years ago that when faced with the 3-way challenge I would shrug my shoulders and say, "Let's do it".  Step by step, running has changed my life. It all started with 20 jogging steps while the kids were at soccer practice.


Karen McKenna said... The chandelier and Skyline chili. We have Skyline here in FL. The best.

Iesadora said...

You are Amazing!!! Congratulations on making it through all the marathons! Does that chandler actually light up? Kinda looks like those are real light bulbs.