Marine Corps Marathon Recap: My First Ever Marathon

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