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Richmond Marathon Race Re-Cap

Ok y'all. It's been.....well, a really long time since I have written here. I have been trying to process running my first marathon, the Anthem Richmond Marathon, this past weekend and I've decided I have just too much to say for a Facebook post. I decided to come back to Blogland for a brief moment to re-cap this AMAZING race experience.

It all started about 8 months ago when the Marine Corps Marathon lottery opened. I determined this was going to be the year - I was going to put in for the MCM lottery and, if I got in, great - I would start training. If not, then I'd likely pick a half I wanted to do and aim for that. What I didn't count on was the feeling of EXTREME disappointment of not getting selected in the MCM lottery. I decided to ride that wave ambition straight through to the registration page of the Richmond Marathon (no lottery) and guarantee myself a marathon entry for the Fall. About 1 second after I hit submit, panic ensued.   I knew there was no wa…

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