I get about 3 million emails from different sites about upcoming races and events. Thank you Active, Piranha Sports, etc! I did a ton of great races in the last few years.
My favorites have been:
Super Bowl 5k wearing my Steelers Jersey;
ROAR for Autism – (Ride on for Autism Research) – I chose the 25 mile distance.
Preakness 5k with a bugle call to post and a chance to run on the Pimlico dirt track;
Pittsburgh Triathlon – I love that city!
Baltimore Running Festival – I did the last leg (7.2 mi) of the marathon relay, but it was a great event!
I liked a few other races – and might have liked them more if I had been properly prepared:
Zooma Annapolis 10k – I was running on antibiotics from a sinus infection
Annapolis Half Marathon – boy o’ boy – I was not ready for 13.1 or for those hills!
Zoo Zoom 8k – A great way to see rhinos and penguins.
If I continue to do my favorite races, my calendar fills up and I do not have room for other races. But, do I really want to miss my favorite events? Why do all the fun looking 2012 races happen on May 6? Do I want to add on longer distances? How do I add more swimming and biking events?
I certainly can’t afford to do them all; I definitely don’t have enough money. I actually like doing these races – but sometimes, it feels like I am sacrificing other parts of my life for the training and the race. On the other hand, forgoing the races makes training a lot less appealing.
What are some of your favorite races?? How do you choose which races to do??