I’m so excited to announce that this year, post-baby, I’ll be participating in the Annapolis ZOOMA Half-Marathon as an official ZOOMA Ambassador. I feel honored to be selected to serve among other amazing and inspirational women–some ZOOMA Marathon veterans and some newbies like me.
If there’s one thing I miss while being pregnant, it’s running . . . and raw shellfish. Though I did manage to run consistently up until 32 weeks, it’s not quite the same. Half-marathons are one of my favorite races. I’m slow enough that it takes me longer than an hour, but it’s not as tedious as a full marathon. I’m so incredibly excited to put on my running shoes again and get to work. I’m equally excited that this time I’ll have a cute little running partner to keep me company, and to hold my water bottle (or at least her stroller).
Interested in joining me this year? Well, you should! This year’s race begins at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and will feature a scenic run through downtown Annapolis. You’ll pass by the Naval Academy, Maryland State House and some of my other favorite historic spots, many featuring views of the Chesapeake Bay. The race will end back at Navy Stadium with an After-Party Expo offering wine, live music, and recovery yoga station.
This women’s-only race (sorry gentleman) offers both a half marathon and 10K race option. Both grant access to a full fit girls weekend schedule, complete with a fitness expo, Honest Tea Mocktail Party, After-Party Expo, and ZOOMA Signature Swag Bag–always my favorite! There will be water and Cytomax Sports Performance drink stations along the course and Muscle Milk Light and snacks at the finish line. If you’re flying into town for this fantastic event, you’ll want to stay at the Loews Annapolis Hotel–the official race hotel of the ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon & 10K.
Stay tuned for more updates on training for a half marathon and my favorite spots to check out while in town for race day!