Category: Race Recap

Race Recap: Indy Monumental Half Marathon 2017 | Enjoying the Run

Race Recap: Indy Monumental Half Marathon 2017

Half marathon #6 is done – and it was a doozy. Let’s start with the easy stuff, shall we? Race Logistics – Monumental Half Marathon This is the third time I’ve run this race so there weren’t many surprises for me here. Expo and Packet Pick-Up There is no race-day packet pick-up for the Monumental because there are over 20,000 runners so it’s just too big. They have a 2-day expo downtown Indy the Thursday and Friday before the race. I went on Friday late morning so I wouldn’t have to deal with traffic later in the day. Luckily, I save my vacation days at work for such occasions as these so I was able to take a half day....

My First Flight with Oiselle | Enjoying the Run

My First Flight with Oiselle

When I went to bed Friday night, I pulled it from the drawer where I keep my running clothes. When I woke up Saturday morning it was hanging up in my bathroom, right where I left it. I put my contacts in, pulled my hair into a ponytail, and stared at it. Was today the day? The first day I was going to wear it outside the house? “It’s just a shirt.” I told myself that to take the pressure off. But if it’s just a piece of clothing then why in the world do I have such mixed emotions about it?! Finally, I decided. Today is the day. Today is the day that I will wear my Oiselle singlet...