The Double Half Marathon was unlike any other race I've heard of. Half of the marathon was on a trail here in Tulsa known as Turkey Mountain, while the other half of the marathon was on pavement. This race might have been so difficult because the Hubbo and I don't run on trails. In fact, it's been over a year and a half since I was even on Turkey Mountain.
So you might be asking why we signed up to run a marathon where half of it was on an unfamiliar terrain. Well, that is a good question. Why did we do that? I even asked myself that question at about mile 8 on the trail. Here is the long, not so direct, kind of, sort of answer.
Who doesn't want to say they ran 2 marathons in a month?
The race was here in our hometown. No travel costs.
The race was cheap. $75
The medals were cool. Yes I said medals. As in plural.
We got two medals when we finished.
We could get closer to becoming a Marathon Maniac.
And it just seemed like a good idea at the time. It really wasn'
The picture above is what my feet looked like after I took off my socks and shoes. How in the world did my feet get so dirty? The world may never know. But I do know this. I hate trail running.