I'm very excited to announce that I am an official Blue Ridge Marathon blogger! I ran this half marathon for the first time in April 2011, in the pouring rain, and somehow it became my favorite race ever. That first year I came in 2nd in my age group. The two years following, I came in second overall. My goal is to someday win this race, and I have been saying that I will run the full marathon the year after I win the half. Time will tell whether or not that happens in 2014, but either way, I'm looking forward to it!