Things have started to get a little crazy and busy in my running world. And I wouldn't want it any other way.
I have an action-packed line-up of activities (fitness and otherwise) to keep me on my toes for the remainder of the autumn season. There's weekly races, family celebrations, and plenty of entertainment as well.
Care to hear a few of the details?
Last weekend, (in the midst of taper for MCM), I ran the Run for the Roses 10K (recap HERE). It was a new-to-me event, and a lot of fun despite the crazy weather Momma N served up on race day. I treated the race as a tempo-ish training run, which proved to work in my favor (rewarding me with a new PR in the 10K distance). Beating my previous PR (from May 2012) was a great confidence boost as I continue tapering for my marathon on October 27th.
|2018 IMT Des Moines Half Marathon
|At the 2018 Iowa Homecoming Parade
|At the 2017 Hillbilly Hike...will I wear a flannel shirt again this year? Stay tuned...
|At the commencement ceremony (back in May)
Whew! Did you get all that?
Seeing all of it in print does look a little crazy, but I thrive on staying busy. I also have a hard time passing on a fun race. Oh well, I'm getting plenty of shut-eye right now, so I'm feeling fine. Onward!
Do you have a lot of fun stuff lined up for the autumn season? Any races? Family activities? Both? Ever run a half marathon before (or after) a full?