Sunday, May 2, 2010


Running Buddy and I completed Pittsburgh's half marathon today. It was a lot of fun. I realize that waking up at the crack of dawn to go run for two and a half hours in the pouring rain, is probably considered crazy more than fun, but still, it was fun.

Now, I'm happily showered and lying on the couch and looking forward to napping, which is what you are supposed to do after a marathon according to UPMC, and I am very adept at napping, so will happily oblige.

The race was super well organized, the volunteers were all amazing, I loved that there were bands set up around the course since I was ipodless. So many people were out cheering and high-fiving, and yelling motivational things despite the fact that is was pouring. 'burghers are the best.

Best motivational poster I saw: "Run like you're a college co-ed, and Ben is behind you."

Best running garb I saw: There was a dude dressed like a shark.

Best gatorade flavor: Lemon-lime.

I finished in about 2.5 hours, which is totally what I was expecting, so that's awesome. Philly, we will see you in November for the whole 26.2 miles!

1 comment:

  1. I think I somehow talked my way into doing the half next year. I am not a fitness person. This is going to be one hell of a year of preparation.