I am so excited! December 8 is the day of the 2012 Rehoboth Beach Marathon, and yours truly will definitely be there to run the race. This will be my second marathon race, and I am hoping to have a better performance than I did at the National Marathon in Washington DC earlier this year.
Last time, the sun was really beating down on us back-of-the-pack runners toward the end of the race. It caused my run time to really suffer. This time, being that the weather should be rather nice and cool, I have high hopes for a new personal best.
In comparison to Washington DC’s National Marathon, the Rehoboth Beach Marathon is a much smaller race. Fewer runners will be running the race, and fewer spectators are expected to be there. Considering the fact that I really thrived on the energy of fellow runners and spectators during the last race, I am a bit concerned about Saturday’s race. Luckily though, I will never have to be alone while out on the race course. My husband will also be running the race with me, and he intends to stay by my side throughout the course of the marathon.
If you live near Rehoboth Beach and have some free time come Saturday morning, do consider coming out to cheer on us runners. We will all really appreciate it, and it does make a difference to us that you are there. Spectators help to give us the energy to run when we feel like walking, and can help us to run faster overall. So think about it, and I thank you in advance.