I can't believe that it is almost a month since I ran the Marathon. What an experience. I can remember finishing, thinking that there was no way I would ever do that again. I don't think too many people, but I could be wrong, finish a marathon and immediately start thinking about the next one. I guess that would be unless you love that distance.
Have you noticed that as time passes you can remember things that were missed when you first though back. I know that I wrote my race recap, but things a month later look a bit different, then when you are in the middle of running, or right after you are done. I had the opportunity to sit down with Jack and Ralph Staph with the other Official Marathon Bloggers and talk about the race. What a unique experience. It is nice to talk about the good points and things that we would like to see changed.
The experience of having a voice, and voicing my concerns is important. Feeling like I am being heard is a great feeling. Today I felt like my concerns were heard, and taken into consideration. This is what makes the Cleveland Marathon different from other Marathons. As a runner, I have the opportunity to communicate with people from that Marathon, and they hear us. Not only do they have a Facebook page, they also have a presence on Twitter, where they run contests, reply to questions and forward out interesting information. They also will send out emails with great information on them.
I am excited because I have decided that I am going to run the Cleveland Marathon or half marathon next year. Being still unable to run, I have not decided which I want to tackle. Either way I am going to love the experience. I am looking forward to seeing just what happens as the time comes along for next years race, and what changes are made, because lets face it there are always changes!