Thursday, January 12, 2006

I registered for the Marin Trails 10K @ China Camp. 3/11

Impulsively, I might add.

Having a race on the horizon should help focus my training more.

Stumbling into my first race was both and blessing and a curse.

A blessing because I didn't have time to get freaked out.

A curse due to my lack of racing experience.

The next race was planned, went much better and gave me a taste for it.
(It happened to be a trail race too.)

Running my own race is a definite race goal for 2006. And figuring out how calibrate my damn pedometer!

China Camp is one of those beautiful gems tucked away only an hour or so outside the bayarea. I've never seen it before. Nor had I ever been to the Presidio and I'm a native!
Races in cool relatively close venues work well for the family time too. It's very cool how my running is taking me and my family to beautiful places..........
that we never seem to get our butts to on our own!!!

It's the same reason I became a girlscout leader, to get my kid out in nature. With T's allergys hikes in the redwoods are rare. He really loves nature and it's evident in his paintings, but the poor guy is cursed with freakishly bad pollen allergies.

So now, I need to go to bed. I'm trying to get there by 9:30 - 10:00 everynight.

Running my own race ranks high on this runner's wish list.


susie said...

And you will. Way to go--a 10K. You will love the finish!

Black Knight said...

You will enjoy your race and you'll never forget "the smell" of the competition. Waiting for the report.

Mia Goddess said...

How exciting! And this is a very challenging 10k ~ you're totally up to it, so don't worry about that, I only mean to say that after doing this one, you'll really feel like you *did* something!

christine said...

I just received my copy of runners magazine and it's freaky i tell ya always has something i need to know, when i need to know it, i read an article on transitioning from 5k to 10k - good info, i appear to be on track.