Love Rhode Island and all the views!
Another reason I was interested was because last year I was unable to participate in the Newport 1/2 marathon. Unfortunately because of work, after signing up I had to back out of the race. My work schedule left me with no time to run, and absolutely zero time to eat healthy. I went and watched Paul and my cousin run the race. As much as I enjoy watching races on the sidelines, there is something depressing about watching a race you were planning on running. After the race I swore I would be back the next year to run it, and not let training problems stand in my way again.
The third and final reason I was interested in running these races, was of course, redemption. If you haven't heard my ridiculous story of my 1st 1/2 marathon, well here you go. Long story short, I ran this 13.1 race in 2009 in rain, hail, freezing cold, ridiculousness. The entire race I swore I would never run again, and afterwords I swore I would get redemption some day.
So there you go. I was in for the Newport 1/2 marathon, and am always up for more races in Rhode Island! Will running 6 more 1/2 marathons this year be hard for me? Of course it will, but adding the UHC Triple Crown to my race schedule I already know will be exactly what I need. I started training today, and am ready to keep pushing myself right up until I finish every single one of these races. The Newport 1/2 will be the last one for me of the season and I am more than ready for my redemption!
Happy Monday Everyone!!!