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?