The other day I did something I didn't think I would ever do. Now don't get me wrong it was always a goal of mine, but I didn't think it would actually happen.
Let me start out by saying that the running community is very special and it is always nice to count on your running friends for motivation. Whether it is to help push you through a run or convincing you to sign up for a race, they are there. And that is just what happened.
|My marathon running friend and motivator David.|
With a little nudge from my runner friend David, I signed up for my first 50K this winter. My friend and I have been debating about signing up for this race for a while now. After finding out that there were only 20 spots left because registration closes at 300 runners, my friend told me he signed up. He said if I decided to run it, he promised he would stay with me during the race. I decided to take the plunge and sign up. Knowing that my friend will be running a marathon two weeks prior to the 50k, he said he just wanted to run it for fun, because that is what us runners call fun, right? Just running a 50kJ
The 50K is at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach this December. I used to live there and enjoyed running those trails all the time. After I signed up I was asked if I was going to blog about it. At first I wasn't going to. What if I couldn't fulfill the commitment, what if I get injured before, or just not prepared enough for it? But after thinking about it I knew that it would hold me accountable by announcing it. Also, I would love any tips from anyone that has run a 50K in the past. -L