Gettin’ Ready to Roll


Sitting in my car here at 7am on Sunday two hours before the High Cloud Snapple Half Marathon is set to begin. We will traverse 13.1 miles on the C&O towpath to run our race today. It is currently 34 degrees.

Why am I here so early you ask? Because there is about 1/4 parking for the whole of the racers and I didn’t want to take a shuttle. My seat warmer is on and I put little hotties in my shoes while I sit in the car. Ah the things we crazy runners do…

I have no goals today other than to finish. I didn’t train for this, I just wanted to run it. So, no lofty thoughts of PR’s today. I am not a “race number on = racing” person anymore. Sometimes I run races just because I can without worry of time or place.

Do you ever run a race just because? Have you ever done something crazy just to get a decent parking spot?

2 thoughts on “Gettin’ Ready to Roll

  1. Stephanie January 29, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    I’ve run plenty of races, “just because”. Never a half marathon though. Although I have run for reasons other than time. Good luck today, have fun!

  2. Camilla January 29, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Yes, sometimes those races with no expectations can be the best!! Hope you have fun and enjoy the run!!! 🙂

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