I’m definitely not running a half marathon this fall, but I officially have races in mind.
There’s a 5k in October I’d like to do (it benefits breast cancer research and provides mammograms to local women.) I think I’ve also mentioned the Positive Prevention 12k. I ran that one last year, and it kind of jump started my marathon training. This will not be jump starting anything other than maintaining healthy weight during the holidays.
This weekend I heard about a local color run (5k). They claim to not be a “race” and the goal is to have fun. I’ve been wanting to run a color run for a while. The closest one I had seen was in Johnson City next month, but that’s still an hour drive. I really need a local race.
The color run is actually the same weekend of the 12k. I’m thinking I can do both, though. The 5k is on Saturday afternoon, while the 12k is Sunday morning.
I’m pretty excited. The 12k was a fun time with Carol last year, and it benefits a great group. The 5k is going to be so much fun.
As for training this past week, I ran on Tuesday and Wednesday and then I did a quick run on Monday. That. was. it. We traveled on Thursday and Sunday, and on Friday and Saturday we did our fair share of walking, so I guess that’s exercise. (Despise my somewhat unhealthy eating habits, my weight was not up this morning. Go, me!)
Now it’s time to get motivated again and actually take running seriously.
What races do you have in mind for the fall?