Even though my race on Sunday didnâ€™t end the way I wanted it to (puppies! sunshine! PRs for everyone!), it still got me fired up for race season and the energy that brings.
As I Slacked with a coworker today about running (and thanked my lucky stars, for the millionth time, that I work with other fitness-obsessed people), she told me she was a lone wolf and not much of a race person.Â
I AM THE EXACT OPPOSITE, I told her. As a social person, I love races â€” I love the excitement, I love the competition, I love the camaraderie, and I love the â€œfreeâ€ bananas. I also just love the meaningÂ it gives my workouts. Donâ€™t get me wrong, I obviously enjoy working out, but sometimes working out without a goal can get a little boring to a goalz person like me.
Oh, and itâ€™s a great reason for brunch after.
So letâ€™s chat about my upcoming race calendar, shall we?
via Newport Half
Newport Liberty HalfÂ – this Sunday!
Itâ€™s a great marathon tune-up to get some practice under your belt for your upcoming races, and itâ€™s cheap and flat. (Just likeâ€¦well, never mind.) Plus, itâ€™s a NYC-area race thatâ€™s not in Central Park but not super-hard to get to, and it has fab views of the city.
I canâ€™t believe how soon this is! Iâ€™m getting really excited to run this, despite my really compressed training schedule. I got my travel information last week, and, well, shitâ€™s getting real. No marathon is easy and I know this one will be particularly difficult given my shortened Â training schedule, but I canâ€™t wait to see Heather finish her first marathon!
No way will this be as awesome as 2013, but any day that you get to run 26.2 miles throughout your city is an amazing day to me. Iâ€™m so lucky to be running it on the behalf of the New York Junior League â€” which means Iâ€™m really running it on behalf of the women and children we serve in NYC.
I just registered for a race. Next year. In Canada. (Mom, I know I told you Iâ€™d get better at telling you things before the blog, butâ€¦this.) Iâ€™ve heard such good things about this race that when KristineÂ told me registration was opening today and it would go QUICKLY, well, I set a reminder on my laptop to sign up and spent the first few minutes of a meeting today obsessively refreshing until I got in, eh?Â
Whatâ€™s on your race calendar? Lone ranger or love to run with others?Â