It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice…
I do wish there was some green where I live..
Hopefully by my next Runfessions…
1. I runfess…
Last month I admitted that I was INTENTIONALLY (my word for 2022) signing up for a lot of races. But that I was skipping a half marathon in March (because I did not get into the NYC Half Marathon that I entered through the lottery.)
Instead I signed up for two five local five mile races: Electric City (March 12) and Shamrock Shuffle (March 27):
and a shorter (5.8M) race in Central Park (on April 10.)
2. I runfess…
I was offered a charity bib for the NYC Half Marathon (on March 20). I would not have had to raise money but I would still have had to pay the entrance fee ($130) and for my travel and accommodations.
I had four friends running this race and I came very close to accepting her offer.
I even considered skipping the Shape race and using my hotel & travel fees for this one instead.
In the end, I did not. I had already run THREE half marathons and been in NYC twice… yada yada.
4. I runfess…
As a mentioned in a previous post, I ran all my three half marathons under the time I would need to run a NYC big race (NYC HM, Brooklyn HM or NYC Marathon) in 2023,
However, I’m not sure that they are still offering guaranteed qualifying times for the NYC HM and it’s in March. I will not be 70 until May 9.
Hence, the lottery again for 2023 or….
Thanks to Deborah, I realized that I could run the NYC HM virtually this year and automatically gain entry into 2023 ($85 instead of $130 and no travel or hotel needed).
And you get a medal!
It’s virtual so I could do my normal 10 mile long run (in preparation for my April 16 half marathon) and if needed, walk the extra miles.
5. I runfess….
What was I thinking? Running 13.1 miles for fun!!!! In March!!!
I had planned to run a local 4 mile race on March 19 and signed up to volunteer at an expo (to promote the Freihofer 5k) on March 20…
Luckily, I never signed up for that local race and I was able to convince a running friend to run most of those 13.1 miles with me!
But Never again!
Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month? Have you done any virtual races lately? Have you ever run a virtual Half Marathon? Run any St Patrick’s Day themed races this year? Please share.
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