Amy, you already know that every time you tell me about your workouts, it makes me want to cry. It does sound like a hassle to find new routes, but that’s gotta be exciting too. And can I, as someone who lives in a not-very-exciting Midwestern city, just remind you of how lucky you are to live in the land of running and sunshine? Actually, I like running in the snow, and actually kind of wish it were December again, but nevermind that!
Here are my upcoming races (you’ll need to post yours so too):
- April 18: Local 5K
- May 23: Soldier Field 10 Mile
- June 6: 13.1 Chicago (Surprise! You didn’t know this one was coming up, did you? Yeah, I’m dumb.)
- July 9: Bastille Day 5k (there’s apparently booze at the end. Worst idea ever for a lightweight who also has the Asian Flush)
- August 2: Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon
Funny story about that 13.1 Chicago race. It was supposed to be in and around the University of Chicago and on the Lakeshore path, but oh no. No no. It’s now south of U of C. I wonder if there’s mace in the race packets…
Anyways, as you can see, I got newbie fever and signed up for every half-marathon in sight. Totally stupid, but by the summer my long runs will be in the 10+ range, and if I’m gonna run for that long anyways, I would like a t-shirt, some coupons, and a bagel, you know? I obviously don’t really have time goals for the halfs (less than a day? before the courses close?), but I think a 5k in less than 30 minutes will happen for me soon. Even though I haven’t been running as many miles as I should because of comps, the runs I have gotten in have been solid.
Ok, now I really will go for that run.