Well. It’s been 2 weeks since race weekend…I should probably do a recap before my thoughts leave my brain. Lol.
Pittsburgh Marathon weekend. It’s something that I have participated in since 2011, whether it be spectating or running.
Here’s a brief rundown of my history with the Pittsburgh Marathon:
2011: Ran the 5k. Spectated the marathon. Made my decision to run the full.
2012: Ran the 5k and the full marathon (1st full).
2013: Dropped down and ran the 2nd leg of the relay (sick from Lyme). Then I coached my 1st time half marathoners. I was a certified running coach for the Steel City Road Runners at one point.
2014: Ran the 5k. First comeback race after initial treatment for Lyme.
2015: Ran the 5k and the full marathon (3rd full).
2016: Ran the 5k and the full marathon (4th full).
2017: Ran the 5k and the full marathon (6th full).
This weekend is my absolute favorite, and I truly look forward to it every single year. As long as my body allows it, I will participate in one way or another. It’s comparable to a holiday to me.
Months before, I requested Friday off from work so I would be able to enjoy the day in it’s entirety (as well as attempting to get some extra rest). I would’ve had major FOMO if I was working all day while knowing that the expo was going on. Haha! I was antsy all week long to begin with, and I’m sure that I was driving my coworkers nuts with all of my marathon talk.