Fortunately, three of my running buddies; Amber, Kristin and Tommy, decided to join me, which made this year's Columbus experience my most memorable of the three. Although we trained together almost every Saturday this summer, oddly enough, because of the over 15,000 other runners crammed into the start corrals on Sunday morning at 7:30am, none of us ran together. It wasn't until the race was over that we were reunited and able to celebrate.
After running together on Saturday mornings for the entire summer,
my running buddies and I were all on our own for our final 26.2
I'm glad I decided to run Columbus a final time and I'm hanging up marathon shoes, again. If my running buddies try to talk me into another one I'll simply tell them no thanks. Unless it's Columbus, then maybe I'll think about it. After all, it's kind of a big deal!
It's kind of a big medal! Measuring 4 inches square
and heavy, this years medal was the biggest I've ever seen