As I sit at my desk, pondering all of the things I can write about as I sip on my morning cup of coffee, I cannot shake the overwhelming thought that has been constantly been permeating my brain over the last few days. What’s that you ask? Well, in less than a week’s time, I’ll be running the longest race I have ever run in my life.
By the time you read this I’ll have packed my bags and headed north to western Michigan, to participate in the nation’s largest 25K. Over 21,000 people from around the world will attend this event, and it’s one that I’ve had my sights set on running since early on in my running journey. Being that it’s hosted in my hometown, there will be something very nostalgic about running a race in the city that holds so many memories for me. And since my adventures with running and fitness did not begin while I still lived in this northern state, I’m looking forward to introducing my new life to an old, familiar place.
And so, on Saturday May 9th at 8:20am, I will embark on a fifteen and a half mile journey through the streets of downtown Grand Rapids.
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