Thursday, October 24, 2013

First Race and Catching the Bug

Posted by CheapRunnerRhoda

Howdy friends!!

This weekend there is a local race called the Halloween Haunting that all 3CheapRunners will be running.

This the first race I participated in, back in 2011. I had signed up for it in the Spring and made that my goal to get by butt in gear to run. My goal was to finish in under an hour and I finished in 51 min, 55 seconds.

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At the time, none of my friends (a.k.a. Mike and Michelle) were runners so I went to the race by myself. I am so glad they have taken up running, it is so much more fun to go to races with people. There is a 2km, 5km and a 10km distance to choose from. I chose the 10km at that time, and that is what I will run again this year. This is a race where people dress up, hence the “Halloween” in the name of the race. I did not dress up when I ran it 2 years ago. I didn’t know then that people got into the “dress up” theme so much, but I do know now and will not let that race faux pas happen again! I showed up, looking at others strangely, but in the end, I was the one that looked strange. Needless to say, this is the race that gave me the bug to do more and keep running!! This is all I will say about that, as I am sure you will hear enough about it next week with different recaps.

This week has really taken a turn towards the cold weather here and I am NOT liking it! There is even snow in the forecast!!

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I do enjoy running in the cooler temps but that is about it! I guess its time to turn on the Fireplace and bring out the comfort food!

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Hopefully, I find more friends to share all that food with!

Have a great day everyone!

What is the 1st race you ever participated in?

Do you have a Fireplace?

5 comments:

  1. I feel like Sally, too!! No a fan of cold weather!! I hope the recaps next week have pictures - can't wait to see the costumes!!

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  2. Sugar Coated SheridanOctober 24, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    I HATE COLD WEATHER!! Good luck with your race!

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  3. Hopefully the paparazzi is out so we can share some pics with you.

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  4. Me too! Thanks Beth!

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