My first race is coming up on New Years Day. :) Sunday seems to be approaching rather quickly! I've been off for a week, but due to major home renovations that may or may not be doing me in...I've only gotten a few short runs in. My major focus has been planning fun activities that keep the boys out of the way of the workers.
Luckily, The Frosty Four is a fairly flat course through Salem...road race mecca of the North Shore! It's through the fabulous Salem Park and Rec in partnership with the Wicked Running Club. I'm a member of the club, although I had all but vanished since I had my boys. I'm hoping that is about to change. This is the first year I'm doing this race...New Year's Day always seems too cold and windy for me to get out and I need a sitter since my husband always works New Year's Eve. The sitter is lined up and they're forecasting 50s!!! Woot Woot!!!
I've already learned a few things along the way of this short journey...the first is that although it seems nearly impossible to carve out any time for myself to get runs in, it is necessary. I need to get my butt back in shape and do some things for me. Damn you mommy guilt!!! It is making it easier that although the running part is for me...it's for something bigger. It's to help people that could use a little help right now. Somehow, that makes it easier for me get out there and do it. I also find I think more during my runs...about what I have and how lucky I am.
The other is that people, for the most part anyway, are genuinely kind and giving. Thanks to everyone who has offered to sponsor me along the way! I'll keep you updated! Looking forward to getting the first race DONE!!!!