I want to do a race in every state, so there are a number of possibilities for races even relatively close to home. But I want to run in an inspiring city. I left Green Bay disappointed that I didn't get to finish the race, but also very disappointed with the City of Green Bay. I've been scouring running websites trying to find a spring race that will take us to a fun and challenging city. It turns out the answer has been right under my nose all along.
|Sad face after the Green Bay Marathon was canceled|
I've registered for the Pittsburgh Marathon in May of 2013. It's my third attempt at 26.2. In 2010 I nearly hobbled across the finish line in the Detroit Marathon with a severe IT band injury. This year I remained uninjured only to have the Green Bay Marathon canceled due to heat when I was at mile 15. I have never run a marathon that I felt good about at the end, and I'm hoping to change that in Pittsburgh next spring.
The course looks like it covers so many great areas in the city, and I can't wait for my 26.2 mile running tour of this incredible town. It also looks like it runs through Pitt's campus, so you can bet I'll be wearing Mountaineer gear during this one.