I don't know about where ya'll live, but here in South Carolina (did you hear the twang in that sentence), it is TOO HOT to race in the summer (unless of course, gun start was at 5:30 a.m.). We wake up before the sun and it's already 80 degrees and 99% humidity. Then the sun comes out, and well, it's just ridiculously hot. Race directors apparently take note of these weather conditions, and between June and August, there are no local races. *sigh*
But don't' fret, we make up for it in the fall! Here's what I've got coming up:
8/29 Tanger Fit for a Cure 5k 9/6 VA Beach Rock 'n' Roll half marathon 9/19 Beach Sweep 5k 10/10 Baltimore Marathon 10/17 Turtle Strutt 10k 10/24 Lindsey's Little Miracle 5K Run 11/7 Marathon leg of a relay team - Beach 2 Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon 11/14 Inaugural Conway Rivertown half marathon 11/21 Brookgreen Gardens Turkey Trot 5k 11/26 Myrtle Beach Turkey Trot 8k 12/10 Kiawah Island Marathon (still a possibility..haven't registered yet)
All but the three big (and bold) races are local. So it appears I need to win the lottery or rob a bank...but...WHO'S EXCITED BESIDES ME?!?! I love racing. LOVE IT! I'm by no means super fast or anything, but sometimes I can pull off an age group award. I love pushing myself with other people around, and seeing all of that hard training work pay off. The nervous excitement at the start, and the crazy endorphin rush at the finish line, it's all way too addicting.
What does everyone else have coming up? Any particular race you are super excited about? Will I be seeing any of you at any of these races?