I figured I would pop in today with my final decision about running the Long Island half marathon May 7.
In a workout recap post recently, I mentioned that I didn’t think I would be running Long Island half marathon for the first time in years. Although, at the time of that post, I still wasn’t sure.
My period is now due ON RACE DAY. I knew it would be a close call but this month’s cycle has confirmed it.
If you are fairly new to the blog, you may not know that I do not run races when I have my period. I have a history of fainting during my period (especially upon exertion) and I am not looking to put myself in a bad position just to run a race.
I guess things happen for a reason though because I didn’t even have my parents around to watch my son for the race. Usually my son sleeps at their house the night before a race but this year they have a wedding to attend!
I am more than okay with missing the half marathon this year.
In fact, it’s almost like a blessing in disguise because I honestly don’t think that I felt much like running a half marathon right now anyway.
In case you are interested in my Long Island Half Marathon race recaps:
Long Island Half Marathon 2015 – Horrible race! I was sick a few days before the half and never should have assumed I was up for running a half marathon in the warm weather and bright sun.
Long Island Half Marathon 2014 – Barely remember this half although I don’t think it was too great.
Long Island Half Marathon 2013 – First time running this half, third half marathon ever and my half PR until 2016!
As far as upcoming races, I am planning to run the 10 mile race in Long Beach Memorial Day weekend. While I will wait until the last minute to register (just to watch the weather), I ran this race in 2014 (recap here) and enjoyed it, so I might as well run by the beach again to kick off the summer season.
I took this picture after the race three years ago! Feels like yesterday.
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What’s next on your race calendar?
Anyone else not totally in the mood to train for a race right now?
Of Possible Interest: It’s Okay To Not Sign Up For A Race