As you can tell I’m still trying to keep up with all things 2022, and what has transpired since I last updated in July.
The Dolittle Marathon in Wisconsin was a hot and humid run, September can be that way in the Midwest. By far the smallest field I’ve ever participated in. At mile 15 a runner told me that the entire marathon is pretty much organized by one guy that just wants there to be a running event in the area. And I love him for that.
The Monumental Marathon was… stupid windy. The wind was clocked with having 40mph gusts from the south, and the last have of the marathon faced that direction most of the time. We had a little bit of rain, but that wind was fierce. I hit my half time but knew once I turned into that wind a PR was probably not going to happen. And it didn’t, but I honestly felt as thought I had an overall great effort on this run. Every marathon this year up had a weather challenge, the snow and cold or Carmel, the rain an mud on the trail with the Light at the end of the Tunnel, the heat and humidity of the Dolittle… and lastly that wind of the Monumental. Surely I can turn this around at the CIM.
Ryan (That's me)
Runner, writer, and a survivor. It's all about living the life you want and helping each other along the way.