Thank God for great friends! My best friend comes over every Sunday night for dinner and tonight, we were discussing our plan for next Sunday’s race (10K minimum or a half if the weather is great!). That quickly led us into our weekly discussion of our 2018 race schedule and we were commenting on how we have a LONG lull between June and the fall. She reminded me to sign up for the DSM half in October and I said, “oh, yeah, I registered for that last fall already.”
“Um, I don’t think so – they just sent out the registration email a couple of weeks ago.”
A quick email search confirmed what Emily already knew – I was not registered for the IMT DSM half marathon. Rates go up in a week.
I registered on the spot.
I’m usually way more on top of my schedule but the weather this “spring” has not been conducive to running and training. I am not kidding – I’ve run outside only 3 times so far in this training session and last year at this time, I had a great tan already on my shoulders, face and back from running outside.
It’s been depressing.
I’m behind schedule and will likely convert next Sunday’s registered half marathon to a 10K because I have not run more than a 10K yet at one time (running more than 7 miles on the treadmill is a special kind of torture). That race is a week earlier this year than in the past, so I really got a late start with the weather. I’m OK with bumping down to the 10K.
I will run a half two weeks later and then another one a few weeks after that. I need to find something to keep me motivated in the middle of summer to keep me on my 6-week training rotation through the fall and the DSM half (now that I’m registered!).
4/29 – Drake Relays ROADS Half Marathon or 10K (registered)
5/6 – Des Moines Women’s Half Marathon (registered)
5/12 – Market to Market 75-mile relay (of which I have 3 legs totaling 12+ miles) (registered)
6/2 – Dam to Dam 20K (last year EVER for this iconic road race) (registered)
9/16 – Capital Pursuit 10-mile (not registered yet)
10/21 – IMT DSM Half Marathon (registered)
My husband wants to run a race together this year and I’m looking for something fun for us to do. It would be fun to run a 10K with him (because a 5K is over and done too quickly!) like old times! Maybe a fun trail race… hmm…..