*This post is the first in a series written for the 2015 Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati. To find later posts, enter Flying Pig into the search box.
Greetings Flying Pig friends both current and future!
I’m excited to be heading to Cincinnati in May to run the 2015 Flying Pig Marathon. Joining me are a busload of 22 other ladies from Ontario, Canada, along with one VERY brave husband.
Each spring, my running friends and I enjoy a girls’ weekend away to try a new race. (Clearly no one mentioned the phrase “girls’ weekend ” to the aforementioned husband before he signed on, poor guy.)
Two years ago, we ventured to Cleveland. Last year, we stayed in Canada for the 40th anniversary of the Ottawa Marathon. We’re happy to be heading back to Ohio for our 2015 trip, and I’m thrilled to be blogging on the group’s behalf.
We’ve officially nicknamed ourselves ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’. Check out our logo:
I’ve never been to Cincinnati, so I’m looking forward to literally hitting the ground running and taking in the sights along my 26.2 mile journey.
I know about the hills, by the way, and they don’t faze me in the least. I’m looking forward to them in fact, since it’s pretty hilly along my local training routes too.
Judging from our past racing experiences, I anticipate having some pretty funny stories and selfies to share as the training weeks go by.
‘WKRP in Cincinnati’ recently converted a local running store into a pig pen for the evening so we could go over a few trip details, share our excitement and show off the finest in pig attire and paraphernalia.
I can’t wait to show you the pig hat a running pal knitted. A training run awaits, however, so it will have to wait until next time.