But With A Cherry On Top
The Green Girl ran in her first Cupcake Marathon progressive virtual race.
The Cupcake Marathon went from Monday, March 14th through Sunday, March 26th. The requisite 26.2 miles could be run over the course of the two weeks.
As I ran, I reflected on the victims and survivors of the both the Canterbury earthquake last year and the recent Christchurch earthquake.
Along with Sole Runners, Barb and Miyuki, I dedicated the St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon to the Run For Japan challenge.
I thought about how the Japanese culture teaches perseverance with patience and dignity - a philosophy known as gaman がめん.
I enjoyed visiting the Run For Japan site and seeing the pictures of all the runners who participated across the globe.
I was honored to be able to run with Jay - first marathons are such a special and memorable event.
Even I was surprised when the last couple miles of my Cupcake Marathon were on a treadmill at the new gym at my work.
Thank you so much to Jason from Cook Train Eat Race and Christel from Silly Girl Running for dreaming up and putting together the Cupcake Marathon!