Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I signed up for the Buffalo Half Marathon!

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Buffalo Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro.  Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out to review find and write race reviews!

What: Buffalo Half Marathon

Where: Buffalo, NY

When: May 29, 2016

What are the 3 things I love most?  Running, Buffalo and my family.  I’m so excited I get all three in May!

After PRing at the Cape Cod Half during Week 4 of Houston Marathon training, I decided I wanted to find a half marathon in the spring to train for and go for another PR attempt.  A text message from my cousin Melissa & an opportunity within the BibRave Pro ambassador program lead me right to the Buffalo Marathon.

Buffalo is a great city for running.  According to their website, the course is “13.1 miles of fun!”  It’s a great course.  Relatively flat.  “A scenic view of downtown’s waterfront and its major landmarks.”

The timing for this race is perfect for me.  It’s the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.  I have the long weekend off work.  A 12-week half marathon training plan would start March 7th, which means I could pretty much take all of February off from running if we have another winter like last year.  And did I mention how BEAUTIFUL Buffalo is in late May?

I’m extra psyched because my cousin Melissa will be running her first half marathon!  She is currently on her THIRD 6-week, 20 pound weight loss challenge at the Transformation Center by Body & Soul Fitness and she’s killing it.  I’m so proud of her.  Her sister Michele is the cousin that's running her first half in Houston with me.  Like I always say, running is contagious!  I love it!

Cousin love at Niagara Falls with Melissa & Michele

I can’t wait to blog about the training, share my favorite things to do in Buffalo, and tell you all about my full race weekend experience.  I’m really hoping to see some family out there cheering for us!  (…and maybe even convince Michele to sign up for half marathon #2!!)

If you want to join me at the Buffalo Marathon or Buffalo Half Marathon, register here before the price increase on January 2nd and use discount code “BRSKIBA05” for $5 off your entry!

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