Monday, October 10, 2011
I have spent the better part of the last year psyching myself up & training to run my first marathon. Now that I have actually DONE it, I am left thinking "Now what?"
I also feel like I need to join 'Runners' anonymous'....Hi, my name is Tracy & I am addicted to Running'....oh wait, that's what this blog is! Here is an example of my current level of running crazy:
I am going to run the Red Baron Half Marathon on November 6th. It took some serious juggling at work to be able to do it....like, I have to work 7a-11a, leave go run at 1pm, then come back and work 7p-11p! This is a very small local race. If they get 300 people that's a big turnout. It is also considered a very difficult course. The first 5 miles are crazy hills, then it is 7 miles of quad destroying downhill. They don't give a medal. In fact, the plain cotton tshirt isn't even worth the $20 entry fee. Why am I doing this? Here's where the crazy comes in: for the shirt. This year, if you ran The Wineglass Marathon or half & then run the Red Baron, you get a tech T that says you are a member of the new "Wine Baron" Running club. My club 'o crazy will be easily identifiable now ;-D
Have you ever done something to be able to run a race or ran it for a strange reason?
So seriously, other than this half, I have nothing on the schedule. I am thinking of the May Toronto Marathon...anyone done that one? There are a bunch I'd LIKE to do, but they involve extensive travel and I don't think I can justify that yet.
So, my fellow crazy running addicts....what are your plans for the upcoming year? What are your 'bucket list' marathons?