There's some traveling on tap. A new state to check off. And my favorite non-running event will be the culminating crescendo.
Care to hear what's on the roster?
This coming weekend, the hubby and I are traveling to Omaha, NE for the Leprechaun Chase. This 10K is one of the funnest races we do every year, only this year we're doing the Omaha venue instead of Des Moines. It's kind of a long story, but the Des Moines event isn't happening this year, so the race organizers gave me a free registration to the Omaha Chase (which had been an AG prize from the 2019 Des Moines Chase).
The Leprechaun Chase is actually, just like the name implies, a chase! The Lasses (all the gals) get a 5-minute head-start across the start line before the Lads (all the guys) are allowed to take off. Hence, the Lads chase the Lasses and the first to cross the finish line earns a free green beer for all their fellow comrades. Rumor has it the Lasses have won every year in Omaha, so it will be interesting to see what happens this Saturday. I've heard the course is pretty hilly, so that will be a big change from the relatively flat one I've run in Des Moines the past several years. Also, this will be my first-ever time running in Nebraska, so I'll be able to add that to my Destination Excursions page on the blog (above).
My birthday is March 14th. Yes, I'm a Pi Day baby. I was a total math geek when I was a kid, so I really would have embraced the 3.14 significance of my day of birth, but it's only in recent years the "Pi Day" thing has gotten any attention. Anyways, something I'm considering is doing a Week of Pi Challenge...running 3.14 miles (essentially a 5K) everyday for a week (Sunday, March 8th through Saturday, March 14th). I've done running streaks many times, but I've never attempted a 5K streak. Rest assured, I do not plan to run any of these Pi runs fast. Like all of my other streaks, it's more for the challenge of doing the daily runs than it is for setting any PR's while doing so. And, it's only for a week. I always do a Pi run on my birthday anyways, why not have that be the grand finale?
|Birthday "Pi" run 2019
|Windy hair, don't care at the 2019 Chocoholic Frolic
|from my first Climb, April 2013
How's your Spring calendar shaping up? Any big races happening? Any new events you're running for the first time? Are you ready, and as excited as I am, for some racing bibs and finish lines?
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