Posted by kevinhosea on October 16, 2009 at 1:12 AM
It has been a very long time since I have had anything to write about on here. I am glad to say that has changed. I will be doing the Columbus Marathon on Sunday morning. Tomorrow I am going to work in the morning but hopefully will be leaving there no later than 1:00 in the afternoon to start my drive to Columbus. I will be staying with a friend of mine who lives just north of the city which is cool cause I haven't seen him in a while and it also will save me a lot of money since I won't have to pay for a hotel. By going up tomorrow, it will give me much more free time on Saturday. I will have the entire day to pick up my stuff at registration and make sure my bike is good to go for the race.
I am not in the best of shape for the race because I got a late start to my training but I am still feeling pretty good. Assuming the other racers are similar to last years group, I also have a little bit of wiggle room for not being in the best of shape. I was able to win last years marathon by about 10 minutes. It would be awesome if I could manage to get 1st place again this year but I would be happy as long as I was in the top 3 because I would get some prize money. If I am able to get first place, it would be my 4th year in a row being 1st overall to cross the finish line. The first 2 years were in my racing chair and last year was in my handbike.
It would be really nice to win some prize money because it would give me a little extra spending money and also it would give me the money to buy an indoor bike trainer. I really want to get one this year so I can use my bike to train over the winter. For those of you who want to follow how I do during the race, you can follow me on facebook and twitter. The other day I found a thing on the columbus marathon website that allowed me to sign up for a service that uses the timing chip to automatically update my twitter status with how I am doing. I have my twitter account linked to my facebook account which means when the chip updates twitter, my facebook account will also get updated. I also fixed my website so you can see my twitter updates on the Contact Me page incase you are not friends with me on twitter or facebook.