Well, that was the plan anyway. But two races kind of snuck up on me this week and I couldn't say no!
|Overused, always accurate. Fun story: when I first saw Elf I wasn't a runner yet, so I didn't get this line; now, I feel like he knows my soul.|
The second race is after the 10k. The other CRT (whose office I share) and one of our 5th grade teachers have been talking about training for their first 5k. They've been excited to run it but I can tell they're also a little nervous. This week, they jokingly challenged me to join them, and I immediately agreed.
They hadn't signed up yet, even though they've been training since summer, and I had the feeling they might chicken out, so I signed up and forced their hands.
I want Elizabeth to run either race with me, but I really wish she could run the first. She's never run a a race before, and it would give her a race experience before our 10k (she's not sure how she'll be in a race atmosphere, understandably!) and because there's a finisher's medal, I think it would really make her feel excited and accomplished. Either way, I'm still (gently) working on her to join!
|I want this to be EVERYONE'S reaction after their first race!|
Do you have any last-minute races coming up?
If you're a more discerning racer, how do you decide if you're going to participate in a race?
Today I linked up with Erika @ MCM Mama Runs for Tuesdays on the Run!
That meme is absolutely perfect. When I'm running a race and feel all pukey I question why the hell I felt the need to sign up for a race? But then I am all high at the end and want to do it again! That is exciting you're going to get some more races in! Hmmm... I ran 3 races this year which is actually more than normal. I have been itching to find something to just do off the cuff, like not prepare for and just see how my fitness is!ReplyDelete
I see you found a surprise race yourself recently! And you did SO well. I think these surprise races are a really good indicator of our actual fitness, you're so right!Delete
Sometimes those last minutes raves are the most fun! Goodluck!ReplyDelete
Elizabeth has never run a race? Wow!! This is so exciting! I hope you talk her into the 5K!ReplyDelete
I love costume races! I don't always dress up for them, but I like having the option!
You have been training so hard all summer, I'm sure you will rock this races!
Nope, she's (self-proclaimed) "not a runner"! But her brother once ran a half so she wants to "beat" him and eventually run 15 miles, so I'm trying to get her to that point!Delete
5ks are the worst about 2/2.5 miles in...I always wonder why I am participating and debate slowing down. Then the second you finish, your attitude does a 180. So interesting. I will probably do our local Farmer's Market 5k the 3rd Wednesday of October, and will most likely sign up for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, but those are always last minute sign-ups for me. Good luck at your races!ReplyDelete
Yes, 2/3 of the way into ANY race I start to feel like I'll never finish!Delete
There's a local TT I usually do Thanksgiving morning. I need to consider that this year, too!
Both races sound fun! I love that you're going to support your friends that are new to running and racing. I'm sure you'll help make it a great experience for them. :) I haven't had any surprise races, though I wish I could add in a few, lol...ReplyDelete
I think I'm most excited about the "Souper Hero" race because I'm excited to experience their first race with them! Being there for someone's first is really special!Delete