08
Feb
09

I am running a marathon right now: Rain and around 40 degrees

As you read this, I am most likely stomping down the country roads of one of my most favorite marathons.  This time it is called the Valentines Marathon.  They have one of these marathons for every holiday of the year as a way for the Marathon Maniacs to accumulate marathon finishes.  It is a very low key atmosphere and there will probably only be around 40 or so people since it is not prime weather, but the marathon maniacs are a hardcore bunch of runners.  The assortment of food consists of the following:

  • Chips
  • Lots of regular bread
  • Sandwich meat
  • Donuts galore
  • Sugar and diet pop
  • Water
  • Bagels
  • Mayo, Mustard, etc.
  • No veggies
  • And an assortment of other marathoner/race food.

It is all laid out on the table and it is make it and help yourself.  I will try and get a picture of it for you guys.  Have a good day and I will report back tomorrow regarding how the race went.  Here is a little blurb from the marathon site

  • 8th annual holiday events with lots of postrace food and quality awards. There will be lots of hot chili or soup, along with ham, turkey, roast beef and cheese sandwiches. There will also be chips, nachos, cookies, pretzels, etc. Bottled water and other sport drinks will also be available is drink after the race, along with coffee and apple cider. HOT SHOWERS: Are available in the campgrounds, bring some quarters and a towel. RESULTS: Will be posted at http://www.ontherunevents.com, http://www.racecenter.com and http://www.nwrunner.com.
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17 Responses to “I am running a marathon right now: Rain and around 40 degrees”


  1. 2 Kim
    February 8, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Ruunnnnnn Jaassoonnnnnnn Ruuunnnnnnn!!!!!!! and have fun!!

  2. February 8, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Go Jason! You are a marathon king!!!!

    • 4 run4change
      February 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm

      Muchas Gracias. I didn’t feel like a king during the race but once it was over I felt like one. HAHAHAHA

  3. 7 sarahlovesfood
    February 8, 2009 at 8:35 am

    How funny. I was just talking to a friend last weekend about this same race. She’s been running for years, but gave it up for a while. This is the first 5K she’ll be doing since she started running again. That’s awesome you’re doing it! It’s a nice place to run.

    • 8 run4change
      February 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

      Darn 5ker’s. 🙂 They ate all the donuts. There wasn’t even one left HAHAHAHAHA. Oh well, for the best maybe. Thanks for your encouragement Sarah

  4. 9 robfitness
    February 8, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Hope you had the best run ever and that you stayed away from a lot of that bad, yet yummy food. Hope you took some pictures as well. 🙂

    • 10 run4change
      February 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

      In fact Mr. Rob. I did have the best run ever. I was harder than normal but I finished with a personal record. Beat my last record by 6 minutos.

    • 12 run4change
      February 8, 2009 at 7:42 pm

      Thanks. It was a good experience. I did a full post on the marathon and it will be up tomorrow morning at 9 pacific time. Thanks again

  5. February 8, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Good! I can’t wait to read it!

  6. 15 Angela
    February 9, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Minutos! 🙂 My first thought was a bunch of donuts and bread on a rainy day equals a large inedible pile of goo, but whatevs! I assume Audrey is home and order is restored. Great job Jason!

    • 16 run4change
      February 9, 2009 at 5:17 am

      Yes, she got home last night while I was in bed. It was wonderful to wake up to her crawling in. I love that part about being married. Love to sleep next to her.


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