It’s that time of the month…
I’d tell you that I was wavering on running a summer half marathon. I usually run the 10k each year and many of my friends will be there. But as my running buddy said, for the half you only run the hills once rather than the same ones twice. (Just more different hills!!)
However, my friend Anna from Russia saved the day. She is coming to the US and I will be going to NYC to see her that weekend.
Anyone running a half marathon in the heat of summer??
I’d tell you that you wouldn’t expect me to go to NYC and not a race, would you? Actually, it was Anna’s idea not mine.
I’ve visited Governor’s Island once and I’ve always wanted to run there.
Anyone running this race or have run it?
I’d tell that my favorite “healthy” Starbucks drink has been discontinued…chocolate banana smoothie. They told me that they don’t have protein powder or bananas anymore. Very bummed.
Ever have your favorite drink or food discontinued from a restaurant?
I’d tell you that I decided NOT to run this half marathon even though I will have major FOMO. Just too expensive. Maybe another year.
Ever not choose a race because of the cost (hotel/transportation)?
I’d tell you that I recently realized that I could get a guaranteed entry into the 2019 NYC Marathon.
My 2018 Brooklyn Half Marathon finish time is: 2:11:23
The big problem is that I have never run a marathon, never wanted to run a marathon, never want to train for a marathon, etc. You get the picture.
If you were me, would you do it? (Don’t say “Yes” unless you plan to run it with me…)
I’d tell you that I recently got my age group award in the mail for a race I ran in June.
What is your favorite age group award?
I’d tell you that I decided not to renew my tennis club membership and not to play in a regular tennis contract.
This was a very tough decision. I have played tennis regularly for the past 20 years or so (although less frequently since I started running).
It’s expensive and right now, it’s too hard to fit into my work schedule. Hopefully, it will only be a year off.
I still plan to take my annual tennis vacation in May and may even be able to sub for some of my tennis friends throughout the year.
Ever had to cut out an activity that you really love?
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