are you runnING?

i have been training for months. i have raised $1800 for for leukemia research and on sunday morning i will lace up my shoes and head to centennial olympic park to run my fourth marathon, the 2009 ing georgia marathon.

i love this race. i ran it it’s inaugural year in 2007 and i couldn’t last year because of an injury but am so excited to be running it again. the course, which you can see herewinds through some of atlanta’s best neighborhoods (noticeably absent unfortunately are grant park and east atlanta) and is gathering a reputation as one of the toughest and most scenic big city marathons in the country.

if you are running it kudos to you, i’ll see you out there. if not, i have one request – pick a spot, come out on the course and cheer. tons of people will be coming from out of town to run this race and nothing says big city marathon like crowds of people on the course. pull up a chair, crack a beer and yell for us.

and if you see me give me a high five. i’ll be in a purple shirt with my twitter handle, @jeherv painted on it.

happy running.

(full race report to follow sometime next week)

4 Comments so far

  1. bking on March 25th, 2009 @ 10:50 pm

    Hey, it goes right by my house! Like a block. what time should you be hitting mile 21?

  2. james hervey (jeherv) on March 26th, 2009 @ 8:46 am

    hopefully around 3:30 hours into it so around 10:30-10:45.

  3. georgepburdell on March 27th, 2009 @ 8:34 am

    Good luck – hope it stays dry for you.

  4. james hervey (jeherv) on March 27th, 2009 @ 11:17 am

    heh. i don’t mind a drizzle. a downpour would suck.

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