As I sit here trying to pick a fall half marathon, I keep thinking back to my post, It’s Okay To Not Sign Up For A Race.
I am not big on running races. Running a couple of races a year is MORE than enough for me.
However, it’s been over a year since my last half marathon which is a little bit unusual for me. At the very least, I have been running at least one half marathon a year, if not two!
I am trying to pick a fall half marathon and I’m finding problems with all of them on my list.
The Great South Bay Half Marathon, scheduled for Saturday September 23 most likely interferes with my menstrual cycle as well as Rosh Hashanah. I did run this half two years ago and sort of thought I would run it again by now!
Then there’s the Suffolk County Half Marathon on October 29. The entry price is $75 which to me, seems insane to me right now for running 13.1 miles when I can just run for free around my neighborhood. My first thought when I saw the entry fee was what else I could with $75, like restock my Dior Hydralife Lotion To Foam Cleanser and Kerstase Shampoo!
I also have the Queens Half Marathon on November 18 on my radar but the start time is 7:00 am. Who wants to get to Queens so early in the morning when they can run a little bit later, the same distance, at home? Not to mention the $80 registration fee and the fact that I would need to drive to Queens (I hate traffic) the day before to pick up my number.
Of course I see most of my race decision problems as excuses.
If I really wanted to run a fall half marathon so badly, I would make one of these three races work for me without an issue.
When I want to do something, I do it. When I don’t really want to, I find an excuse. I know this very well about myself. I never do anything that I don’t want to do.
It’s always good when we can be brutally honest with ourselves. My excuses are showing that maybe I’m not really in the mood to run a half marathon. At least it doesn’t look like it right now, right?
Of course I could decide at the last-minute. I don’t necessarily need to train to run a fall half marathon but I do know that training with Laura for my last half was a great experience. My body can run the half marathon distance anytime, anywhere but training and preparing feels so much better.
At this point, I just don’t know what I’m going to do! I can’t even offer you my reasons for not having the desire to run a fall half marathon at the moment. Even with knowing I am so close to breaking 1:45, the whole sign up to run a race is just not overly appealing.
I wish I had that first half marathon approaching feeling again. My first half marathon was 5 years ago this fall which I just can’t believe!
While I don’t have the race excitement brewing right now, that doesn’t mean I give up my workout routine. I still love to run and I’m still out there six days a week averaging 40 miles pretty much without fail.
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Are you planning to run a fall half marathon?
Did you think about running a race this fall but now aren’t in the mood?
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