The race is literally in our backyard, so it's just like a casual weekend run. I told my mom I signed up just to run with her and now she is panicking that she won't be fast enough or she won't be able to run the whole way. I told her that we can walk whenever, we can run as fast or as slow as she wants, and we don't need to stress about it.
I don't know if I have ever done a race on a Saturday before. I don't have any crazy day-before race superstitions or anything so it's not a huge deal, especially because we aren't "racing" it. We fuelled up right with some… tacos? I don't know if that's the best race food but lentil tacos are kind of amazing so it was worth it. I tried to hydrate a bit too :)
This adorable race that we are doing this morning is an MEC series race. My friend picked up the packages for us, and by packages I mean bibs, safety pins, and a mini pack of SportsBeans. It's pretty much the same deal as with the $100 races, but we only paid $15 for this one!
Yesterday I checked out the forecast for this morning… just below freezing, no big deal. We are dressed in layers, bundled up, and ready to go out and enjoy a (hopefully) beautiful October morning.
It might take us 3 hours, it might take 2, but we are going to have FUN. I told my mom that because I was running "her pace" the whole time, I wouldn't be completely out of breath and I could talk to her and entertain her the entire time. For some reason that didn't brighten her spirits at all? ;)
I promise to be back tomorrow with a
What are you looking forward to MOST about this weekend?
Do you have any races left in 2014?