(Note about the title: I always try to sneak the words “52 Half Marathons” into all of these conclusion posts, because 52 years from now when the blog has thousands upon thousands of entries I’m gonna get so confused as to what’s part of what adventure – or hopefully I won’t, because I will have labeled it all and left myself bread crumbs to what I’m talking about.)
So which one was my favorite? The Indy 500 festival hands down. No contest.
There is no beating that race.
It’s so unbelievably well organized. The course is super supported. It seems like the entire state of Indiana comes out to cheer you on.
I just love it. I love everything about it. I’d be happy to go back anytime, and I’m sure I will go back many times.
If you want some honorable mentions of other races I really loved during this year of racing, here’s a list:
It’s hard to pick such a short list. I loved a lot of the Rock ‘n’ Roll races. (New Orléans is great. Go do that one.) I met such a super sweet couple at the NC half. April Fool’s Day in Atlantic City was fun. I had a lovely time with a mother/son team in Long Beach.
Doing a half marathon on crutches is something I will never forget.
I’m sure I could probably go on like this all day. There were a lot of great memories. (But if I had to pick a favorite, it’s Indiana.)
I look forward to more memories to come!