Things have moved around a little in my race schedule, namely I’ve registered for another runDisney race and have added a local half marathon to my schedule next month.
That’s right. A half. Next month.
The 10k I had planned on doing next month? Yeah, I didn’t realize it was basically for super-fast runners. The last person to finish last year finished faster than my best pace time yet. While coming in last really doesn’t bother me, I still didn’t feel right participating in the race and I knew I’d stress myself out over it for the next month. I decided to let the husband have my bib, since he can actually keep up with that type of pace….and then I realized something: Bunny’s first-ever ballet recital is that morning. So, no one is doing that race.
To make up for it, I decided to register for the Fifty Yard Finish Half Marathon next month. The half is put on by the Buffalo Bills and the NFL Play 60 initiative. NFL Play 60 encourages kids to get up and moving for 60 minutes each day. It’s also encouraging me to get up and get moving for the next month to prepare for the half. The coolest part about this race? We finish on the 50 yard line of the Bill’s stadium and they put your finish up on the big Jumbotron! The football fan in me is pretty geeked for that.
Now to decide whether I wear Bill’s colors, or use my black/gold outfit I had ready for the (cancelled) Rock n’ Roll Pittsburgh Half? I’m not sure I’d feel entirely safe running around in Steelers gear, so maybe I’ll go ahead and rock some red/blue Team Sparkle and blend in.
In the meantime, I need to get some serious training done before the end of next month! The husband has been away a lot, which means mama hasn’t been running as much as I’d like. I’m looking forward to the long weekend and three days worth of runs. It’s going to feel awesome to get back out there again.
And hey, I finally hung up our race medal and bib displays, so now I get to add some extra bling next month!
So here’s my revised 2013 Race Schedule. I’m sure it will change 100x between now and December!
Feb: 24- Princess Half Marathon (done!)
March: VR- Happy 5k (done!)
VR- Bacon Challenge 5k (done!)
April: 27- Undy 5000 5k (done!)
May: VR- Run for the Yellow Ribbons 5k
June: 29: Fifty Yard Finish Half Marathon
Aug: 31- runDisney Disneyland 10k
Sept: 1- runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon
Oct: 4- runDisney Tower of Terror Ten Miler
Nov: 28- Turkey Trot
And don’t forget, registration opens next month for runDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend, including the new Glass Slipper Challenge!
Question of the day: What’s the next race on your schedule?