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

I did it! I registered for my first marathon!

I feel very lucky that I was able to snag 1 of the 30,000 available spots for the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28th. Last year the race sold out in 28 hours and this year, it sold out in 2 hours and 41 minutes.

I’m really nervous about registering for a full marathon considering that I haven’t even run a half yet but I’ve heard wonderful things about this race and think it will be a good one for my first marathon. I did have a fleeting ‘WTF have you just done?’ thought running through my head after I clicked submit but I’m really excited about training and hopefully meeting up with some high school friends and twitter/blogger peeps in DC.

Have any of you ever run the Marine Corps Marathon?