My second marathon...finished!
What a fun, challenging, sore weekend this has been. We traveled up to Traverse City on Friday night to run the marathon early Saturday morning. Having never visited Traverse City, I was in awe of the beauty that surrounded me on my 26.2 run. Almost 90% of the race was ran right next to the bay, making for some awesome distractions. Only downside was how chilly it happened to be that morning. Drizzles of light rain and a hazy fog accompanied us until the afternoon. I was ecstatic to have run a 3:25 and was so proud of the boys...overall a great experience, totally worth the pain and long training.
We scored some pretty huge medals...which I think we definitely deserved!
The crew: Joe, Zach, and I. Zach had some minor chafing issues during the race. For those who aren't runners, this happens a lot to guys during long distances...especially to those who don't wear band aids or nip guards! Poor Zach.
After cheering our other friends on and getting cleaned up, we toured around the city...I loved all the adorable little shops and wished we had more time to visit. With thunderstorms supposedly coming in that night, we opted out of camping that Saturday night.
|Zach enjoying a beer at Mackinaw Brewing Company.|
With all the beautiful vineyards everywhere, we had to taste some wine as well. Chateau Grand Traverse Vineyard...scenic views of rolling hills, glimpses of the bay in the background, and amazing cherry wine. Almost made me forget how bad my legs hurt.
Right before we left, a short trip to Old Mission State Park, at the edge of the peninsula.
Next time I'm up here, I want to walk to that baby island in the above picture. :)