New Year’s Race Registrations

I’ve yet to sign up for a race this year! Β *GASP*!!!!!!!!!!

I know! Crazy, eh!

Well, to be honest I’m already signed up for a double race at Maritime Race Weekend for the Tartan Twosome (5k & 1/2 Marathon) in September but I signed up a while ago. One of my favourites!

registration for run

I have my 2016 list of race only half ready…in my head. I’m just not ready to commit! I’m not sure if I’m just scared to register in case my hamstring doesn’t like training again. BUT…….I DID just run 42.2 km over 6 days and my hamstring stayed happy. So what I am waiting for?

Honestly, I have no sweet clue!

I’m hoping to register for a few new races this year and maybe even do something a little adventurous for my birthday but I have 6-7 months to figure that one out.

Every time I see someone register I get excited for them yet worried that I am behind the eight ball when really I’m not. It’s only January 5th, there is plenty of time…right πŸ˜‰

What’s even better….I wrote this post and then went back on my blog to find the photo above……only to come across this post. Basically, saying the same thing! At least I’m consistent!

Have you signed up for any races? How many?

Are you putting off registration?

What’s the earliest you’ve registered for a race?

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15 thoughts on “New Year’s Race Registrations

  1. Well, I’m signed up for two races…. lot of good that is doing me! I would rather have a a surprise victory than a long standing DNS. Part of the reason I don’t sign up for many races. Also? I’m cheap πŸ˜€

  2. I’ve only signed up for one, and that was in December so I could get a slightly cheaper registration fee. I’m pretty nervous about signing up for more because of my heel. There will be one more for sure I sign up for and I’ll just have to see if I can do it. I’d say if you don’t have to worry about any of your choices filling up super fast, don’t stress too much.

    • Not many races have caps here but the ones that do I’m signed up for (1) and the other is next October. I’m nervous about signing up too early in advance because of my hamstring. I need to plan on the training and see when the prices go up! I also need to see what my family can handle πŸ˜‰

  3. I’ve only signed up for 2 races in 2016 so far, Star Wars Half and the Calgary Marathon. I’m not sure what else to plan beyond that really. Is that bad?! πŸ™‚ I hope to do Maritime Race Weekend this year, but most likely it’ll be next year for budget reasons. Looks like so much fun!

  4. I registered for two races but only because they were marathons that I have been waiting to do post baby. Otherwise, I like to wait and hold out until I definitely know I am ready and want to do it. Less pressure and keep it fun. The first year I talked Rock into doing a few races he was very hesitant. So we signed up for two and he was hooked. Every week we would randomly search for one for the following weekend and it was the best spring ever. We had a blast going to new and random places to race.

  5. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with waiting. My philosophy is that I’d rather spend a bit more to register later than lose an entire registration fee because I end up not being able to do the race, whether because of schedule conflicts or injury. I’m kind of excited to just let the year unfold and see what happens!

  6. I’m the same way right now. I have a few races in my head but I haven’t signed up. Crossing my fingers my aging body will hold up. I am signed up for the hypo half next month for training. It will be a challenge for sure! I have another race in September that I skipped but paid for last year. Not sure what will happen in between.

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