Friday, April 24, 2015

You Might Be A Runner If......

The Granddad Half-Marathon is only a week away!

I am anxiously awaiting half marathon #2.  The race is next Saturday in my hometown of La Crosse, WI.  My first half-marathon last October I ran with a "pre-stress fracture," which ultimately lead me to REALLY injure myself.  Consequently, I was forced into taking 10 weeks off from my training.  I took a "doctor-ordered" much needed break to heal.   Currently, I am running much smarter and not pushing my limits quite as much.  Lesson learned. 

However, here are a few of my crazy obsessions the last few days: 

You MIGHT be a runner if you've checked the weather forecast 14 times in ONE day.  

You MIGHT be a runner if you've already planned your outfit for all of the weather conditions you MAY encounter race day.

You MIGHT be a runner if you've checked the event website 14 times in ONE day, just making sure you know ALL the details.

You MIGHT be a runner if you're stressing over your sleeping conditions the night before the race. * I have two small children that will be sharing my room race-day eve.  Lord help me!

You MIGHT be a runner if the ONLY day during the week you get to wear REAL clothes, you still wore comfy shoes so as to avoid any unnecessary blisters.

I am very excited for this race.  It will literally run one block from my childhood home and I know the course very well.  I have never run this particular race before, but the event course is a very familiar driving route for me.  My parents and some other family will be there to support me along the course and I couldn't be more excited about that.  

However, I have not registered yet.  I can register up to the night before at the race expo and that is what I plan to do.  The registration fee is $70, which in my opinion is a bit steep!  But it's only money and I love running, so I'll get over that.  However, 70% chance of thunderstorms that day is making me crazy.  

 This will be my mantra on race day

I have run in the rain before.  It's not ideal and yes you actually do feel like a bad-ass.  But, I'm not jazzed about having to run in the rain.  I am crossing my fingers that 7 days out the weather will change.  Here's to hoping. 

Do you think I'm crazy for not running if it's raining? 




6 comments:

  1. Not not at all! But why not just go for it?

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  2. I have to admit I don't mind the rain, IF it is warm out, but running in cold rain for me is just miserable. I am a wuss also. :)
    I think if it were a race though I would run it anyway and be miserable, especially if I had been training for it

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  3. I am up and down with rain. I don't mind a slow steady drizzle, but I have been in a downpour run and it really wasn't fun. It's hard to do a long run when it isn't fun. I am recovering from a tibial stress fracture. We should be good blog buddies... someone who gets how frustrating that experience was.

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