One way to get out of the winter doldrums is to sign up for races! I'm excited about my first 3 in so many different ways.
Here are my first 3 races of 2012.
So while this race fits in well with my RnR half marathon training, it will be a "fun run" for The Hubs. Before signing up, I kept asking him, "are you sure, are you sure?" We looked at maybe having him finish the race at his pace and then back-tracking to meet up with me and then running the rest of my race at my pace. When we compared our half marathon time splits, we discovered that by the time he finishes 14K, I would only be at.....the 10K mark, if I'm lucky...realistically, probably somewhere between Mile 5 and 6. (WOW, I'm slow).
But The Hubs said, "Nah, forget it. I want to run with you." With you. With me. Sniff. O.M.G. He loves me. Sniff.
I'm both excited AND nervous about this one. I'm excited because I'll be running with some of my Ragnar Relay DC 2011 team mates. We were so pooped at the Ragnar finish line that we didn't get to celebrate afterwards. The celebratory beer made us more sleepy than triumphant. So this race will make up for that. Two team mates will be running the full and 3 of us are running the half.
I'm nervous because it's an inaugural race, and after all the scary stories coming out of the last RnR Las Vegas race, and the "epic-fail" reports on the inaugural Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Race in DC, I am hoping that this inaugural RnR race will meet everyone's realistic expectations. (Crossing fingers and staying positive).
Yes, it's exciting, I get to re-live MY first 5K race, this exact same one! Three years ago at my first 5K, my friend, Margaret, stayed with me the entire race while I struggled to keep running. If it wasn't for her, I would not have finished that race running the whole way. Yes, it was THAT hard for me.
So this race is going to be all about my friends. Here's to hoping this won't be their last race!
Your turn. What are your first 3 races of this new year? Please share! Oh and anyone else running my first 3 races?