Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I’m Hyped for the Dallas Marathon

430721_10150513450601442_1786851817_n I was going to run the BCS Marathon on December 8th, but decided to switch back to the Dallas Marathon. Yes, I was growing tired of the Dallas Marathon since I ran it for the last 3 years, but I’ve got an awesome reason to run it this year.

My great friend, Chris, will be running his first marathon at the Dallas Marathon.  When he got back into running 4 years ago I ran a 5K with him.  He’s always been a huge encourager of my running.  He’s cheered me on at my first marathon and the 2012 Dallas Marathon.  It’s my turn to cheer him on for all 26.2 miles!

I cannot wait to go along for the ride with Chris as he experiences his first marathon.  I was super excited when he said yes that he’d like my company during the race.  Heck, he could’ve said “no” when I asked him.  I do tend to get a little crazy when running for multiple hours at a time.

I’m looking forward to so many things about this race.  The biggest theme for me is just to enjoy the race experience.  Enjoy being a part of something big!

The cool thing is that I was able to defer my registration for the BCS Marathon to next year.  So, I already know one race that I’ll be doing in 2014.

I wonder when I should start planning matching shirts for Chris and I to wear.  Too much?  Too soon?  :)

1 comment:

Chris Risen said...

Tick tock tick tock. I am super excited! Still don't know about the matching shirts though. Thank you, Mark! You're a huge encourager and motivator.