I have been feeling rather introspective-like as of late, and quite grateful as a result. I can't help but wonder if Fate has been playing around in my world...and maybe (just maybe) helping to make some unfortunate things "right" for me.
I'm gonna runfess a few recent "A-ha" revelations I have experienced and you can tell me what you think. Ready?
First of all, I gotta runfess, that the Quad Cities Marathon certainly has been good to me. Remember, this was my first marathon (September 22, 2013), and it was an epic (near perfect) experience, complete with ideal weather conditions. What is crazy is that every year since has had miserably hot and humid race day temps. I passed on 2014 (because I was running the IMT Des Moines Marathon that year), but I heard the record-high temps had a lot of runners in distress. I returned in 2015 (on a marathon relay team) and also in 2016 (double duty... I ran the half marathon as well as the first leg on a marathon relay team). Both of those years had temps in the upper 80's and high humidity. This year was the 20th year celebration, and all runners received bonus swag (arm warmers and gloves...and I wasn't one of them), but the temps were (again) dangerously warm and humid. Is it possible Fate stepped in and blessed this great event with wonderful weather the one (and only) year that I was running the full marathon?
|Pay no attention to the cheesy smile...I had just run my first marathon|
|I have run this Dam race 10 consecutive years...|
|My first Park to Park...September 2012|
|September 16th...my first run after almost three months of recovery|
|Compression....not necessarily a great "layering" alternative|
Since it's the last Friday of the month, I'm linking up with Marcia for the monthly Runfessions....do you have anything to runfess?