Monday’s aren’t always my favorite but this Monday? This Monday is always a favorite of mine!
Because it’s Marathon Monday a.k.a. Boston Marathon watching day!
I know that I’ll never actually run the Boston Marathon but I love spectating (from my computer) each year. I dream of the day that I can spectate in person. All of the emotions are felt and it motivates me with my own running goals and dreams.
I have a few of my favorite races coming up in the next few weeks (Rowan 5k, AC April Fools half, Run the Vineyards 5 Miler) and then a volunteer opportunity and Ragnar.
The summer months are usually less densely populated with races and more about training runs. My goal for this summer is to remain consistent with those training runs because I already have a few fall races lined up!
My buddy Rachel first brought Vacation Races Shenandoah half marathon to my attention. She had a free race entry for herself and a friend and she invited me to join her at the inaugural Virginia race.
After a few snafus with registrations we were both able to get set up so we’ll be traveling there the first weekend of September! The course looks INTENSE, with lots of elevation changes but it also looks beautiful. I know we’ll have a good time together.
Just a few weeks later I’m excited to return to a familiar stomping ground: Philadelphia’s Rock ‘n Roll half marathon on September 17th through BibRave! I participated back in 2012 but timing and other commitments have kept me away the last 4 years.
I’m really looking forward to returning to this series. The race weekend includes a 5k and the brand new, just announced, 10k distance!
The 10k is my favorite distance and I know it’s crazy but I’m considering maybe signing up for that as well. I’ll keep you posted if I decide to take the plunge!
If you’re considering signing up for the half, I have a discount code to share! Woohoo! BIBRAVE15 will get you $15 off the half and is valid until 8/27. Is anyone out there running this one (or another Rock ‘n Roll race)? I’m so excited to return!
Okay, the elite women just started the Boston Marathon so I’m jumping back to that window now! If you need me, I’ll just be over here, being inspired!
Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Philadelphia Rock ‘n Roll race as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! All opinions are my own.
Not sure why you will never run the Boston Marathon? Sounds like you are practicing to do just that. I get exhausted just thinking of your itinerary. Sitting here in my sunroom with my coffee……..watching a busy Mama bird building a nest in one of our bird houses. It is just 10 in the morning and I am tired already…….oh to be young again!
You are so sweet, Jean! Thus far I haven’t run a full marathon (26.2 miles) and I think that it would be a very tough task to qualify (time wise) for Boston. But I love cheering for others and feeding off the energy of the Boston crowd – even from my bedroom with Gemma curled up next to me! 😉