As many of you know, I was very stressed out about my first marathon due to the inflammation of my symphysis pubis (aka osteitis pubis).
It started during my first 20 mile run. Towards the end of the run, I had sharp and sometimes shooting pain in my groin area but I wasn’t about to abandon the run since my training plan said “run 20 miles. TODAY.” Continue reading
A few weeks ago, when I was in D.C. for the Marine Corps Marathon, I was trapped in a hotel room for a couple of days and thought it would be a good idea to change my Twitter handle from LuluRunnerLove to rebeccaontherun and my blog soon followed suit.
I made the change for a couple of reasons. First is that my original name was very anonymous and didn’t include my first name. Over the past year, I’ve met some amazing Twitter friends and bloggers in real life and I’ve realized the Internet isn’t so scary and it’s helpful when people know what your first name is. The second reason is that I no longer want my username to be tied to a specific brand since it’s very limiting. For instance, when I created my username, I had never heard of Oiselle products before and I’ve grown to love them and replace most of my running gear with Oiselle so it was strange that my username was still tied to Lululemon.
I’m really happy with the change and I even managed to figure out how to update my blog header on my own. My latest username definitely isn’t going anywhere.
Way back in early March, before I had ever run a race longer than a 5k, I decided that I was going to run a marathon in 2012 and that marathon was going to be the Marine Corps Marathon. I had my heart set on this race since a) the course routes through the middle of DC b) I’ve read great things about it and c) it’s incredible to run next to so many
hot inspiring marine corps and active duty military members. On registration day, I canceled my meetings and sat by my work laptop with my credit card ready. I had a panic attack as the registration site kept crashing and I kept seeing updates every so often on Facebook about how the race was selling out fast. When I finally received the email confirmation that I was registered, I thought to myself “holy eff, what have you gotten yourself into?” Continue reading