Today I DID NOT run the Philadelphia Marathon.
But I DID a Marathon of Cheering at the lululemon Cheer Station!
I made my decision to not run today because my body wasn’t feeling up to the 26.2 and my mind wasn’t excited for the Philadelphia Marathon course.
I run up and down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia constantly. To run up Kelly Drive all the way to Manayunk and then turn around and come back down it on the same exact route, on the opposite side of the street, the last 13 miles of a marathon, it just didn’t excite me.
I dreaded it in fact.
What did excite me was supporting all the marathon runners at the cheer station with my friends and co-workers.
Jackson came with me to support the runners as well.
He was not feeling the loud music or the cowbells so he made an early exit, but he did make a few friends while he was there.
I was so excited when I got to see my running buddy Lauren out on the course. She just ran the Marine Corps Marathon with me 3 weeks ago and killed it today in the Philly Marathon. She did the whole running back to back marathon thing that I did last year with NYC & Chicago marathons!
The rest of my morning was filled with supporting the runners…
Shaking my booty to awesome tunes….
And getting my cowbells on!
I had a blast being on the OTHER SIDE of the Marathon.
I cheered my little heart out for over 4 hours – it was tough work!
I also got to meet up with Aileen who ran the 1/2 this morning and joined me at the Cheer Station mid way through!
Aileen set a new 1/2 marathon PR after just running the NYC marathon 3 weeks ago. She’s amazing!
This morning was awesome.
I made the right decision for me and my body and I had a blast supporting the runners. I posted yesterday my bib on the blog as a little fake out because I did go and get my tshirt/bib from the expo since I paid so much for it! I figured I could always use another technical race shirt!
The winner of the Running Skirts Giveaway is:
Marnie – email me your information!