Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dear McDonald's Half Marathon

Really? I'm running a race sponsored by McDonald's? Does anyone else see the irony? I'm envisioning Big Macs at every water station and McFlurry's at the finish line (that actually sounds great, the McFlurry's that is).

I'm pretty nervous for this one. I'm in terrible shape. My training has been sporadic over the last few weeks given my recent and extended conference travel. I did get in a couple runs at high altitude last week (and I thought I was going to die). I'm hoping that, plus my 9-miler yesterday will be enough to get me through to the finish, uninjured.

Other races on my horizon/wish list:
  1. Cable Bridge Run, 10K in Pasco, Washington, December 17. My mom sent me the info on this one. So thoughtful of her since I'll be home for Christmas at that point. It'll be a cold one!
  2. Disney World Half Marathon in Florida, January. Jennica is running this one, and so is my roommate. Sadly, I can't afford the insane registration fee (on top of plane tickets) for this race. Someday though...until then, it remains on my wish list.
  3. Salt Lake City Half Marathon, in Salt Lake City, April. I run this one every year, and I love the course. I will still be in school at that point (the semesters are longer out!), but I am going to do all in my power to make this one happen!
Any race recommendations? I'm in North Carolina, so anything within driving distance is game!



    THe Flying Pirate half in North Carolina has caught my interest in the past, it sounds fun

  2. I vote yes on the Flying Pirate.

    I also vote yes on the Salt Lake Half. I am already signed up. How can we make this happen?!

    PS I LOVE the idea of a McFlurry any time!!!