Taking the lead from Amanda and Lazy Girl, I decided to dedicate each of my 26.2 miles to people that have inspired me either to run or in life. These people, many of which you won't know, will help me through the easy and the tough miles from my marathon on Sunday in New Orleans. It's my first marathon so I know I'll need the inspiration, especially around mile 18.
Here is my list:
7: My Running Blog Friends (RBF)
9: Dean and Daneen
10: Kathy (who inspired me to run my first competitive run -- the Broad Street Run)
11 and 12: Caroline (my sister)
13 and 14: My Mom
15: Friends too numerous to mention from my old job (D&B)
17: Karl and Sarah
19: Charlie (cewtwo)
23: Wendy and Chuck
24 and 25: My Dad (a past marathon runner)
I'm heading down to New Orleans first thing Saturday morning so that I'll be there in plenty of time for the race and to get my number/goodie bag at the expo. The race is at 7:00 AM (Central) and the weather is supposed to be great and into a high of 73 degrees. If you want to figure when to think about me, figure about a 9-minute mile from 7:00 AM (Central) and count from there.
At this point, it doesn't look like there's any way to track my progress through my chip, but I'll definitely let you know if I find that.