Many thanks to those who read, contributed, and commented on my post for new runners. One comment really stuck with me ~ sign up for a race! That’ll get you motivated for sure!
On that topic – at the beginning of the year I had a lot of ideas about what races I’d run and what my goals would be for 2014. My tune has changed a little bit and I’ve decided to stay local for races this year (with the exception – maybe – of a marathon in the Fall). Thankfully, Run Flagstaff offers a Summer Series of races that you can register for as a package. This weekend was the last weekend you could register at a discounted rate so I did it!
- 5/10 (10K) – Run for the Mountain
- 6/7 (10K) – Sacred Mountain Trail Run
- 6/28 (10K) – Northland Hospice Run for Life
- 8/2 (10K) – Machine Solutions Run 4 Kids
- 8/9 (Half Marathon) – Big Brothers Big Sisters Dave McKay Memorial Run
- 8/23 (15K) – Gaspin’ in the Aspen
This will be the first summer that I’ve been able to run the whole series. Each run benefits a local charity which is special. The community feel at the races I have run in the past has been fantastic so the series should be well worth the $35.75 I paid per race (I can’t get over what a great bargain that is – these races are very well run).
Yesterday I also learned that my name was pulled in the lottery for the Soulstice Mountain Trail Run on October 11. This is an 11 mile (you can also register for the 6-mile run) trail run that can be VERY challenging. Ellie wrote a race recap after her Soulstice run this year.
It’s been a great couple of days!
I took Phoebe on a walk yesterday. She’s always exhausted at the end of walks nowadays. Today she had accidents in the house while we were at work… she NEVER has accidents. She’s getting old and I’m hoping that this isn’t going to be a common occurrence. I’m hopeful that this was just a fluke day and that she’ll be fine…
This afternoon we had a surprise snow shower. There was some accumulation but I’m confident that a little sunshine will melt all of it away (tomorrow = sunny & 52 degrees)…
Tonight I volunteered at a table for my department at the first ever community STEM night at the dome. What a crowd!!
Gabe came with me to volunteer at the table. It was a huge success…
Gabe even offered to scrape the car b/c it was cold!
The organizers of this event have to be thrilled with the turnout!
What is your favorite race distance?
Do you like logic games? Mind games? Word games?
What is the most important thing on your list of things that races MUST include or that race directors MUST provide?