Well, that was the plan anyway. But two races kind of snuck up on me this week and I couldn't say no!
|Overused, always accurate. Fun story: when I first saw Elf I wasn't a runner yet, so I didn't get this line; now, I feel like he knows my soul.|
The second race is after the 10k. The other CRT (whose office I share) and one of our 5th grade teachers have been talking about training for their first 5k. They've been excited to run it but I can tell they're also a little nervous. This week, they jokingly challenged me to join them, and I immediately agreed.
They hadn't signed up yet, even though they've been training since summer, and I had the feeling they might chicken out, so I signed up and forced their hands.
I want Elizabeth to run either race with me, but I really wish she could run the first. She's never run a a race before, and it would give her a race experience before our 10k (she's not sure how she'll be in a race atmosphere, understandably!) and because there's a finisher's medal, I think it would really make her feel excited and accomplished. Either way, I'm still (gently) working on her to join!
|I want this to be EVERYONE'S reaction after their first race!|
Do you have any last-minute races coming up?
If you're a more discerning racer, how do you decide if you're going to participate in a race?
Today I linked up with Erika @ MCM Mama Runs for Tuesdays on the Run!