So, as you may (or may not) know, Michigan is divided into two peninsulas.
I grew up in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula but spent a lot of time as a child in the Upper Peninsula. The two peninsulas are connected by the Mackinac Bridge, the third largest suspension bridge in the world. It’s about 5 miles long.
It’s closed to foot traffic most of the year, but on Labor Day, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health & Sports hosts a run across the bridge, followed by a walk. In order to participate in the run, you have to first participate in a race that was endorsed by the Council. And then, you have to fill out an application and enter a lottery to participate. Only 400 runners are chosen for the Labor Day run (though anyone can participate in the walk). Well, this year, I was chosen! I’m so excited to do this run — even though I get a little freaked out even driving over the bridge (the “suspension” in the name means it sways with the wind). Regardless, I’m so pumped!