Tonight’s post is brought to you by the letter P, for pollen. My allergies are kicking my ass, and as a result, my ass is firmly planted in bed.
Speaking of pollen, my mom found a really interesting article on why New York allergies can be so bad: turns out that many of the trees are male and of the same few species. The male trees are the ones that release the pollen, and having only a few species of trees means you’re exposed over and over to the same type of pollen. I’d always wondered why my allergies could be so bad in NYC where there’s a lot less vegetation than outside the city. #nowyouknow
This morning I woke up in a mini-panic about my fall marathon (which is, you know, 6 months away) and started thinking about my race schedule for the rest of the year.
For it only being April, I’ve already gotten quite a few races under my belt:
But I have a few more races that I’ve already pulled out my credit card for, and about 14 million other races I would sign up for if the peer pressure was right.
Currently Signed up For:
Tina sent out our legs before she went on vacation, and I’m going to be running 19.82 miles over 24 hours. Eek. I’ve heard that the adrenaline really gets you through, even when you’re tired, for these kinds of races, and I’m hoping that’s right. Either way, it will be fun.
NYRR Mini 10K, June 9
I’m not all yay! women, but it is interesting to run women’s-only races, and I had a good time running this one last year. (And the year before, apparently.) What I like most about this race is that it’s not just one loop of the park–you get to run up Central Park West, which is cool.
Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes Triathlon, June 16
Basically, it’s in my hometown–why not?
Marine Corps Marathon, October 28
It’s cheaper than the NYC Marathon, it will be my friend Julie’s first marathon, and it’s in my old stomping grounds.
Almost Ready to Pull the Trigger
The Color Run, 8/25 in NYC
Army Ten-Miler, October 21
I am dying to run this race again–it was my first long race, and I’ve run it twice. The only things keeping me from signing up for it: it’s a week before Marine Corps, and it’s the morning after a friend’s wedding. (In D.C., so I’ll already be down there for it…)
Newport Half, September 23
This half, in Jersey City, is fast, flat and cheap. The only thing keeping me signing up for it is that I’ve been invited to a wedding that weekend which I’m not positive I’m going to yet. (Yes, this fall is the fall o’weddings.)
What’s on your race calendar? And which races are you considering?