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26.2 Days of Marine Corps: Pro Tip

26.2 Days of Marine Corps: Pro Tip

Some people don’t take the munchkins that are offered out on the course at mile 24. Those people are idiots, because I’m not going to not take a donut when it’s offered to me. But here’s a little tip… Wait to eat the munchkin until you get to the next water stop. Just hold on … Continue reading

26.2 Days of Marine Corps: Watching Along

26.2 Days of Marine Corps: Watching Along

It’s almost time!!!! So, spectating the Marine Corps Marathon… If you want to follow your runner around,  naturally your coverage depends on how fast they run.  The good thing about the Marine Corps course for people spectating is that especially in DC, there are a lot of places where you can see your runner twice … Continue reading

26.2 Days of Marine Corps: The Pit of Despair

26.2 Days of Marine Corps: The Pit of Despair

After the Princeton Half, I went home and again lost all desire to do anything akin to exercise. I have slowly sunken into another round of malaise; it’s hard to get excited about the Marine Corps Marathon.  I’ve put a lot of effort in, but given my performance at the last two half marathons, it’s … Continue reading

26.2 Days of Marathoning: Too MUCH Fun?

I suspect I have maybe a little too much fun cheering for people during the Marine Corps Marathon. This was my second year hanging out on the course and I can say with absolute certainty that at least 95-99% of the people who participated in this event ran past me at some point and had … Continue reading

26.2 Days of Fall Marathoning: Cheerleaders!

You know how cheerleaders have a kind of peculiar place in American popular culture? They’re a sport, they’re not a sport, it’s all a misogynistic plot to keep women oppressed on the sidelines cheering for men meanwhile where are all the male cheerleaders cheering on women’s teams? Are you doing good spirit fingers? Let’s put … Continue reading

26.2 Days of Fall Marathoning!

26.2 Days of Fall Marathoning!

Today, I’m kicking off my 26.2 days of fall marathoning! Get ready for a month of nothing but marathons!*** **Unless I get distracted by something shiny because then I’ll just talk about that… Last year I celebrated the 26.2 Days of the Marine Corps Marathon and I have to say, I’m somewhat saddened that I’m … Continue reading

Cheering 101: Formulating a Plan

Cheering 101: Formulating a Plan

Some people aren’t really excited by cheering on runners, even if they are themselves runners. Some people have on headphones so you try cheering for them, and they fucking ignore you, which just makes you want to run them down and smack them upside the head. “I’m out here like an asshole cheering you on, … Continue reading

The 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

The 2013 Marine Corps Marathon

It’s a little bit like Christmas is over and now I don’t know what to do with myself. Oh wait, I know what I’m doing with myself, getting ready for Dopey in two months! Ahahaha. How silly of me. The Marine Corps Marathon was, hands down, amazing. I loved the race, I loved the crowds. … Continue reading

Out for a run…

Out for a run…

Those marines really are prepared well in advance! @Marine_Marathon I spy with my little eye… pic.twitter.com/JwY652kvah — Nicole (@paradeinpink) October 22, 2013