What’s the difference between a half marathon and a full marathon? Well 13.1 miles of course, but beyond that, what’s the difference? Well, the way you feel afterward. I am definitely sore today after the Rock N Roll half marathon (recap here), but I am able to actually contemplate running again. After the marathon, I couldn’t even think about running without getting nauseated. I understand now why people say they’d rather stick to the half marathon distance. It’s just so much easier on your mind and body all around. I wonder if you actually ever get to a place where marathons are easy. At least I was happy in the end.
I got out all my medals today because I wanted to
feel like Mr. T compare them all.
I think I’m finally collecting enough that I might need some sort of fancy schmancy display rack thingy-ma-bob. The one I have currently (my neck) probably won’t work much longer. Plus it’s a little ME ME ME isn’t it? Kind of like this blog… who said that? I’ll find you!
note to self: sans make-up = not good!
The Rock N Roll marathon medal that I dissed yesterday actually wasn’t as bad as I thought. Tri4Success let me know the medal was of the Texas Star Ferris Wheel. I feel a little bit better about the medal now because it has some significance, but I still think it should have had a rock n roll ribbon at least.
Dear Rock N Roll Marathon People:
Since y’all put on such a fine race, your medals should reflect the same quality. Please consider a rock n roll themed ribbon and then a city specific medal. This will be more appealing to mediocre running moms across the world. Please feel free to consult me for any other race matters that might be up for rating and review.
One really cool thing I did LOVE about the medal was the back side. The back side included the date and a little spot to fill in your time.
I’m sure you’re supposed to do something uber cool like etch the time, but I ain’t got time for Things Remembered so I used a sharpie. I think it’s a nice way to remember all of my times, you know in case something happens to the internets.
That’s all of the post-race day wisdom I have for the day. Tune in tomorrow for more I-can’t-believe-this-is-free-of-charge delight!