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Sandy's 2013 Race Recap

I’m stealing this idea from my friend Danielle (T-Rex Runner), who says she stole it from someone else, so I guess the concept is fair game.This is actually a good way to kick off re-starting my blog.I have the best of intentions of keeping a current blog with current races and happenings in my running life.But then, I never seem to keep up.Without further ado, here are my highlights from my 2013 running life from January to June 2013.I’ll finish out the year in a second post.
January 2013 started off with a bang by flying to Orlando on New Year’s Eve to run the Savage Seven Day 7 Marathon on New Year’s Day with my husband (our marriage not even a month old at this point) Scot Barco, who had run the previous six days.This year, the Savage Seven was held outside Orlando in a high school parking lot and we had to run 50 laps to get in a marathon distance.I’d been bored in the past with double- or triple-loop courses, so this one would have killed me if it weren’t for the excellent race …

Sidelined Again - Ice is Slippery

Scot and I signed up to run the inaugural Groundhog Day Marathon months ago, during a warmer season.  It was to be held in February.  In Michigan.  Yes, we knew that could mean extreme weather.  But it was Groundhog Day!  And Scot's mom Sally was celebrating her 70th birthday that day, so we thought we'd run it for her.

In this multi-leg road trip, Scot first drove from his old home in the Outer Banks up to his new home with me in Arlington VA.  The next day we drove to Columbus OH and stayed with my stepmom Kim.  Then we drove our final leg to stay with friend and fellow Double Agent Janice outside Kalamazoo MI.  We hit some bad weather upon our entry into Ohio on Thursday, and more in Michigan on Friday.  With a huge swath of lake-effect snow headed to the race site in Grand Rapids, we knew we were in for an adventure.

 Caravanning with Janice in the wee hours of February 2nd, we saw many cars in ditches off the side of the road.  The usually short, direct route between …