Well, I finished the Country Music Half-Marathon in Nashville on Saturday. Now I get to climb the steps at Pepperdine University all week. Thanks to my friend Keith W. for sending me this video that accurately captures the post-race body aches.
Well, it’s that time of year again, time for the 13.1 miles of fun that is the Country Music Half-Marathon. I’m especially looking forward to two things: crossing the finish line and eating a Whopper with cheese while riding home in the car.
Several (I think about a dozen) from my home church are participating this year. I have decided that as their minister I should probably stay behind everyone else so that I can help any of them should they have a sudden spiritual need. I will have to fight the urge to just blaze through the course.
If you are familiar with Nashville, you might enjoy looking at the course map. Last year there were a lot of good bands playing. I especially enjoyed the praise band from Belmont church.
The weather forecast has me a little concerned. First, there is a chance for rain, which cools things off but greatly increases the likelihood of blisters. Second, the temperature will likely be in the mid-fifties when the race begins. This makes it tough on me since I usually run about 5:00 AM and it has been very cool in the early morning hours. Personally I would much rather run in 20 degree weather than 50 degree weather.
But it’s time to quit my whining and finish getting ready for the fun.What’s my goal? Simple. I want to finish.
I am looking forward to a three-hour tour of Nashville on Saturday courtesy of the Country Music Half-Marathon.
Follow the link to check out the course!
I am looking forward to running in the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon on December 2.
You can take a look at the course by following the link below — http://www.stjudemarathon.org/docs/CourseMap2006.pdf
What a great way to see Memphis!