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Maddy Douglass

Knitter and lawyer in San Francisco. 

Loves coffee, crafting, culture, and cheese plates.

"Say what you mean, mean what you say." 

 

Exciting news, Bloggees! Yours truly  has officially been selected (ok ok, via random drawing... but still selected!) to run the Nike Women's Half-Marathon 2012 this fall!


This is a race I've done for the past two Octobers and it does not get any easier or any less fun. Perks include: a goodie bag pre-race with samples from all the sponsors and coupons for SF things like Cole Haan and Ghiradelli Chocolate; snacks and new music each mile along the [gorgeous] run; and, bragging rights. Can't forget those.

The first year I did it, I could barely walk the next day and was still sore a week afterwards, but wearing that sweatshirt around that said I finished the 13.1 mile race made it all worth it. I'll admit it now - I'm a bragger. A self-congratulater. A pat-myself-on-the-back-er. And this race is perfect for that!

Ha.

But seriously folks, this race is a great day of fun and personal challenge. Every year I try to push myself a little harder, and even if I don't always meet my specific time goals, just knowing that I've finished it in one piece is enough. Three years ago I never thought I could finish even one half-marathon, and now here I am gearing up for my third. It just goes to show that you can always surprise yourself.

Oh, and at the end, you get a custom-designed Tiffany's necklace handed to you by a fireman in a tuxedo. You can't make this stuff up!

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