The Marathon Mistake That Put Me On The Trail
I entered the Walker North Country Marathon by accident and it was a mistake that changed running for me forever. I wanted to try something new, so I signed up for this race in Walker, Minnesota. Thinking this would be like most of the other marathons that I had done up to that point, I trained as usual on the straight, flat roads around my home in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.
Let me preface this story with a little background. When it came to running back then, I wasn’t always good with the planning part. I think it’s because everything else in my life required my full attention to details that it was nice for my hobby to be something where I could relax, enjoy and not sweat those details. So when I showed up in Walker, I expected a 26.2 mile race much like ones that I had done previously but with different scenery. I certainly got the new view and so much more.