it feels like forever since i’ve done an organized run, and for a while i was starting to worry that i skipped a month on accident. but i haven’t, this is just what happens when you do your last organized run at the beginning of the month – a whole month goes by before the next one. i know, i know – i have deep thoughts.
february – rhythm and blues 5K
march – sugarland half marathon
april – green6.2
june – heights fun run 5K
it’s june 11, and so far i’ve done 8 events this year, totaling almost 70 miles (with countless training runs in between). running an event a month is starting to become draining, on both my stamina and my wallet. but i’m still enjoying it.
when i ran my first 5K this year, i made the decision to do an event a month in 2014. a lot of people have asked me “why not just do 14 in 2014?” and to them i have always responded that i might try that. one run a month is a lot (its especially a drain on my wallet), so doing more than one a month seemed a bit much. but in january, i did a 5K and a marathon (24 hours apart, i might add), so i was just one away from 14 in ’14. i’m happy to say that, if i stick with my one event a month from now until december, i will hit that mark.
i’ve always wanted to run a marathon. even when i was fat, and i hated running or exercising or doing anything other than eating at chili’s. in fact, i remember when i was in college and i went on a hunting trip with my soon to be father-in-law and brother-in-law. we had just gone night hunting (or nunting as i called it), and we were eating at, you guessed it, chili’s. i don’t know how the topic came up (probably kemp asking what our hopes and dreams were) and i announced that i was going to train for a marathon. they were super impressed (which is probably why i said it in the first place) and then i ordered an old timer with cheese and bacon.
needless to say, it would be at least 5 more years until i actually decided to run a marathon.
adding to my goal of running an event a month in 2014, my May event was the Tough Mudder Central Texas. it was my second time doing the Tough Mudder (TM), and i have to say – it most certainly will not be my last.
yesterday, i ran my event for april: the Green6.2. it just so happened to be my first ever 10K, so i was very excited to be able to cross this distance off my list. i’ve now done a 5K, 10K, half marathon, 25K, 30K, marathon and sprint triathlon. can’t stop, won’t stop.
July’s event has been registered for! from their website, the Blacklight Run is
a unique night 5K experience focused less on speed and more on UV Neon Glowing fun with friends and family. Glowing participants come from all different ages, shapes, sizes and speeds; every participant will get Glowed and has the time of their life. Whether you are an avid runner or a walk around the park walker, the 3 miles of the Blacklight RUn course will have you glowing and waiting for the next one!
i’m mostly excited about this one because i convinced my wife and another couple to sign up with me, so i won’t be doing it alone.
so now im registered for an event in April, May, July and August. can’t wait!