I have no races coming and I am totally fine with it (for once)! This time last year I had already run one race and had a handful more planned/registered for.
So far I have only actually registered for one double race: Maritime Race Weekend Sept 11th (5k) and 12th (1/2 Marathon). Don’t worry that will change…in time.
The first race I ran last in 2014 was the MEC Race One and it happened last Sunday in Halifax (and all across Canada). I thought about running it a while back but with a pulled hamstring and limited fitness I decided not to. Also, I didn’t feel like packing up the girls and heading into the city for the weekend.
I thought I might be upset that I didn’t run it but after seeing some of the photos and having a great weekend with my girls, I’m happy I didn’t. One run over that I didn’t run last year and I’m okay with that.
There are two other winter races I wanted to do: Frostbite 8 miler (Feb 21) and the Hypothermic Half Marathon (March 1st). Back in November I was trying to decide if I would run the Hypo Half as it was on a beautiful trail in Halifax that at the half way point, would have me running near my parent’s subdivision. Prime kiddie cheering section! My only concern was the snow and ice and running for 21.1 km on those conditions wasn’t something I was ready to commit to. Good thing I didn’t register as I’m on the injured list 😦
The Frostbite 8 miler runs the almost identical course to the Sackville Sneaker Shredder 10k I ran last November. This event was well-organized but I hated it! After having a conversation with my running buddy who reminded me how much I disliked the course, I decided not to register. So…it’s out.
My running buddy and I keep emailing each other potential races but I have still yet to sign up for anything. I’m just not in a rush because I want to get my hamstring 100% better before I jump into training. I have good and bad news on my hamstring/full marathon training but am going to leave you hanging another day to find out how it’s going.
Do you run all the same races each year?
Ever miss a race a regret it / not regret it?
When’s your next race (or event)?