The Fairest Week In Review: 3/22

Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness

It’s been quite an eventful week for running – I ran a marathon, then I signed up for more races – not only Wine & Dine (more on that later), but also the Marine Corps Marathon! How? The MCM race organizers unexpectedly provided a “rush” option Wednesday morning, releasing 11,000 guaranteed registrations, and I snagged one. Once again, I’m gonna run with the Marines!

Workout log, prove I can do it:

Sunday | ran 6.01 miles outside in 60 minutes
I was hoping Moon could join me for a post-bachelorette 10K, but alas, she had to ship up to drive back to Boston.

Monday | walked 2.08 miles outside in 35 minutes

Tuesday | ran 5.21 miles outside in 55 minutes; 60 minute ballet class

Wednesday | ran ran 3.29 miles outside in 35 minutes
One final pre-marathon jaunt.

Thursday | walked 2.01 miles outside in 35 minutes
And then I packed for my marathon weekend trip!

Friday | rest
Drove down to Wilmington. I started in the early Maryland morning at 36 degrees, and by the time I hit NC I had my air conditioning on. It. Was. AWESOME.

I drove straight to UNCW for packet pickup, where the man who gave me my bib did a double-take at the second line. Look, if you’re going to ask me to “show my school spirit” at registration and then make the field mandatory, you’d better be prepared for the truth.

The expo itself was otherwise unremarkable – I was there about an hour after opening and it seemed like people were still setting up their booths. I didn’t spend much time there, but did stop for a free can of an energy drink called Sunshine that I actually very much enjoyed. Plus I really needed the hydration!

After the expo I rolled over to my parents’ place to prep. And then…

Sunday | Wrightsville Beach Marathon, official time 4:33:06


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  1. Congratulations on your marathon! That's a great time! I'm in for Wine and Dine too and I can't wait. Somehow I COMPLETELY forgot about flash registration for MCM, but with only a week between that and Wine and Dine, it might not be such a bad thing!

  2. Haha, true – I’m definitely going to take the full week in between off! But I did the two within a week of each other two years ago and it wasn’t that bad. Are you entering the MCM lottery?

  3. Huge congrats on your race. It is possible I was the one to give you your bag and lounge pants….I worked the race expo from 10:30-1:30. Hope you will come back to the race again….it is one of my favorites because it is a great fast course. My best marathon time is from wrightsville Beach!

  4. I bet I will – it was a good course, everyone was nice, and since my parents live right nearby I get a free ride to the start and a free hotel for the night. 😉

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