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After my first marathon experience at Walt Disney World Marathon, I wanted to know how I could do when I hadn’t run races for three days before. So, I decided to sign up for Chicago Marathon. Not long after that, Katherine at http://mouserunner.blogspot.com/ encouraged me to run the San Francisco Marathon. I feel pretty crazy to be running three marathons in one year, not to mention running one just 2 1/2 months before my goal marathon, but I decided I’ll take San Francisco just a little easier than I otherwise would and use it to assess my readiness and weaknesses for Chicago.
In preparation for San Francisco, I’ve put together my playlist. Naturally, this playlist has a bit less Disney than my Dopey Challenge Walt Disney World Marathon Playlists. I added some music themed for California and San Francisco and timed the music for the race, with specific music at specific points on the course.
If you saw my previous announcement, you’ll know that I am running the Chicago Marathon in 2014. I’m excited to be raising money for the American Red Cross as part of my journey to Chicago. As an incentive for donating, anyone who contributes more than $26.20 (ok, $27 because the site doesn’t accept cents) can pick a song for my marathon playlist or you can sponsor a song I’ve already got in mind. So make your donation now and let’s get your song on this list! Available for sponsorship:
|My Kind of Town||Frank Sinatra||Karen Cunliffe|
|Game of Thrones Main Title||Ramin Djiwadi|
|Dirty Paws||Of Monsters and Men|
|Step Out||José González|
|Dog Days Are Over||Florence + The Machine||Lisa Linney|
|What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?||Hans Zimmer|
|Below My Feet||Mumford & Sons||Kate Witheridge|
|Get over It||Ok Go|
|Ultra Violet (Light My Way)||The Killers|
|Running Up That Hill||Placebo|
Songs chosen by others:
|Eye of the Tiger||Survivor||Anne & Mike Cirillo|
|Patrick’s Pick (I chose Last of the Mohicans – “I’m running a marathon…y’all (expletive) are sprinters.”)||Ja Rule||Sheryl Gudelsky|
|Roar (Because she knows I can’t stand this song)||Katy Perry||Diana Mitchen|
|Too Legit To Quit||MC Hammer||Sarah Kong|
|Through the Fire and Flames||DragonForce||Russell Smith|
I’m excited to announce that I will be running the 2014 Chicago Marathon!
Registration for the marathon opened today. While many people across the country were entering the lottery, I was busy setting up my fundraising page for the race. I chose to avoid the uncertainty of the lottery process by joining a charity team.
I will be running the Chicago Marathon for Team Red Cross: 2014 Chicago Marathon.
I was really nervous about the Walt Disney World Marathon. Not only would this be my first marathon, but I had already done three races over the previous three days. I had no idea how it would go, including whether I’d even be able to make it across the finish line. I had trained hard for months and hit all my mileage, but when the day finally came, anything could happen. But here’s what did happen:
Running a marathon is hard. Running a marathon in the heat is even harder. Running a marathon in the heat wearing a lot of clothes is even harder than that. The weather report for the Walt Disney World Marathon looks like it’s going to be a warm and humid one. I need to run in something light and breathable.
I considered skipping the costume for the marathon. Three days of costumes is a pretty good showing. And I’m taking those easy to save up for the marathon, so should be able to handle a little more costume bulk. But I’m not going there for the marathon. I’m wearing a white tanktop.