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It all comes down to this! 3 days from now I’ll be reconfirmed as a marathoner. I’m super excited to be doing this in my ex-home state of Michigan! Although I lived on the west coast of Michigan and I have never even been to Detroit, this is super exciting!
A friend of mine from graduate school will be running the half marathon. The last time I saw him I weighed almost 200lbs more than I do now and was FAR from a runner and even FARTHER from a marathoner.
Now, I will be running an international marathon with an amazing course!
There’s the basics. A couple of decent climbs but overall a pretty flat ride. I consider this a good next step after completing the Philadelphia Marathon (flat and fast) as my first last year.
I did a lot of hill training this summer and it’s really been paying off. I’ve actually grown to really enjoy hills. I walk when I need to, but it’s definitely been less and less.
Sites to be seen:
Ambassador bridge! Our first large bridge.
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel! An underwater mile! Seriously?! How cool is that?!
Belle Isle! In-between the US and Canada.
Those are just some of the incredible places I’ll be running through on my 26.2 mile journey this Sunday.