When my alarm went off the morning of the Akron Marathon, I couldn’t help but feel a little bit of butterflies in my stomach. I was nervous more so due to the uncertainty I felt in my fitness than for the usual hope of a fast race.
As I went through the familiar steps of my typical warm up, I began to feel more and more at home on the roads. I became excited to see where my fitness level was, rather than worry about where it wasn’t after coming back from an injury within the last couple of weeks. Finally on the start line I focused on the goal to be tough enough to race to my fitness level despite not seeing splits as fast as I would like. Read more >>