Well, the time is almost here to head off to Washington, D.C. for the Marine Corps Marathon. I leave Thursday morning with my friend Brandi.
Back in April when we signed up for this race, my plan was for this to probably be my only marathon of the year. Brandi and I agreed we would do the race together and get some good pictures along the course as we pass some of the monuments D.C. has to offer. But in July, Brandi had a back procedure that left her unable to train for a while and unable to train properly all season. I was training with the team and my times were getting faster. Knowing that Marine Corp will be slow, I signed up for the San Antonio marathon as well.
So, as Brandi and I head out, our plan is to do some of the race together and to have her cut the course at times to catch back up with me. She will not wear her chip, nor will she take a medal at the end, but she will at least get to do some of the course with me. I'm looking at it as a training run and then will come back and prepare for San Antonio.