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!


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

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

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

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