Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I'm headed back to Green Bay

When the announcement was made in November that there wouldn't be a lap through the players tunnel or around Lambeau Field, a lot of folks decided to hold off on running the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon and Half Marathon.

I'm not one of those people.

For starters it's so close, I don't have to worry about booking a hotel. I can sleep in my own bed and drive up. And it's a race that holds a special place in my heart. It's where I returned to distance running after a two-year hiatus due to the Monster in my head.

So for the third year in a row, I'll be toeing the line with thousands of other runners on May 20. I may not end with a lap around Lambeau Field, but I'm still going to love every step of that 13.1 miles through the city of Green Bay. And hopefully this year I won't encounter the steady 40 mile per hour winds at the 11.5 mile marker. That was brutal.

See you in Green Bay!


Jen @ Run for Anna said...

I'm one of those people that's holding out until next year, because I live 2000 miles away. The Cellcom Marathon is definitely on my bucket list, but I really do want to run the lap in Lambeau Field. :)

Rachel said...

Have fun at GB! I am skipping it this year, but mostly because I don't want to be doing a full so close to Ragnar! I'll be at the Wisconsin Marathon on May 5 instead.

Good luck with the training. I love that race!

Suzy said...

Yay!! Construction or not, running in GB is an experience worth it.