Thursday, December 8, 2016

My Spring 2017 Race Decision

As I said before I have been struggling with making a decision on my Spring 2017 big race. Well, wait no longer my friends! A decision has been made!


Did you catch it?



How about now?

That's right! I have been chosen as a Pittsburgh Marathon blogger and will be taking on my sixth full marathon!! 



Okay, so a few factors went in to this decision. The first was I really wanted to run the Pittsburgh Marathon 5K because it will be my five year anniversary of my first adult 5K. I had to be there. The decision to run the full is something I have been really thinking about for about a month.

The first time I ran the Pittsburgh Marathon I had no running friends, I didn't know what I was doing and I was kinda injured. I needed to give it another shot. Even before being offered a blogger position it was between Pittsburgh and Flying Pig. Both full marathons. I am in a completely different position now compared to 2013. I know I have tons of support from friends not only in Pittsburgh but on the internet, and I know what to expect. 26.2 miles is a long way, but I want to build myself back up as a runner and I am looking forward to the challenge!

Now, why the full marathon? As loyal readers you know I have kinda swore off the distance. Well, you are right. Since Disney 2018 is the goal, I didn't think it was very smart to go two years between marathon training cycles. Since I peak at 15 miles for Princess training, I figured I could swing a marathon training plan in towards the end. This way I can have the confidence of a training under my belt (and hopefully a decent time) and can ride the wave. 

So, long story short, I'm an official 2017 Pittsburgh Marathon Blogger and will be running the 5K and Marathon May 6-7! If you want to join me you can use promo code RUBEL17 for $10 the half or full marathon! I hope you all enjoy following along on my journey to my sixth marathon! 



Have you been thinking about the Pittsburgh Marathon? Let me know if you will be here!

6 comments:

  1. I might be there ;) So happy you're taking on the Full, let's rock it!

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    1. Dude, we are going to crush the weekend! So excited to be able to do this with you!

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  2. Welcome back to the world of fulls! And congrats on being named as one of their bloggers.

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    1. Thanks Dodie! I'm terrified and excited all at the same time!

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