Here at the RunGingerRun house, we are gearing up for a busy month of races!
I'm super excited, a little nervous, and ready all at the same time because I just want to RUN ALL THE RACES!!!
So far for April we have 3 half marathons scheduled. And by "so far" I mean that as of today, I've toyed with the idea of picking up a fourth Half marathon thanks to the inspiration I got from reading Kristy's blog posts over at PGHRunner.com about her back-to-back half marathons in one weekend! She's a ginger and a total bad ass racer so check out her blog if you haven't already!
The idea has been planted and now I must try to see if it is possible, smart, and likely that I can convince the Hubbo to join me. We'll see!
So here is what we have officially on the books for April.
1. It's here in my hometown, Tulsa.
2. The course is 100% FLAT
3. If I'm going to try to PR, this is the course to try it on and the time to do it because it's the first race of the month.
On April 19th we will run this one time only race, the Mustang 50th Anniversary Half Marathon.
I found out about this race on Twitter thanks to my friend George and once we realized it was a one time only event, we had to sign up. Who can pass up an opportunity like that? Oh and they are also giving away a custom Ford Mustang to one lucky runner! You don't have to win the race to win the car so I might actually walk away from a race as a winner! Fingers Crossed!
This is just an extra race we decided to pick up this season because we know sooooo many people doing it. I swear about half of my running club is going to this race this year. Also, this race is on a Saturday so we won't miss much work. Added bonus, we'll get to stop by a Trader Joe's on the way and restock our wine!
This race also has cool medals which are Wizard of Oz themed, which happens to be one of my favorite movies of all time!
The medal looks pretty cool too. This is the half medal for 2014. According to their Facebook page, it even glows in the dark.
The Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is on Sunday April 27th. That is one day after our third race for the month. Eek!
I've ran this race before and it was my actual second half marathon back in 2012.
This race has a special place in the heart of every Oklahoma runner. The Oklahoma City Bombing is something we'll never forget and this run is dedicated to those who were lost that day. #Run2Remember
Now, I need to see how feasible this really is.
1. How much is it? ($80 each plus a hotel)
2. Can I even get a hotel room close to the starting line this late in the game?
3. Will I make it through my first three half marathons without injury?
4. Will the Hubbo agree to this crazy idea?
5. How long is the drive from Olathe, KS to Oklahoma City? (~4.5 hours)
6. Will we have time to stop at Trader Joe's?!?
7. Is it worth all the trouble??
I probably need someone to talk me out of this! :)