Did you say race? Where do I sign up?
Yes, today on Tuesdays on the Run, we are talking about how often you race. Umm, admitting how often I race is kind of like admitting how many skirts I have from Skirt Sports. I’m not sure anyone really needs to know the exact number…
I ran my first race in 2007 – an 8K. It seemed like a long ways. I ran 4 other races that year, including my first 10 miler. 5 races in a year seems reasonable, right?
I ran 14 races in 2009 including 3 half marathons and 2 10 milers. Is this where the addiction began???
I ran 11 races in 2010 including 2 half marathons, a 10 miler, a 17.75K, and a marathon. Hmm, I see a tendency towards the longer races starting…
I only ran 8 races in 2011 due to injury. This was my chance to break the addiction!
Oh look only 10 races in 2012 – mostly of shorter distances!
And then the crazy began:
13 half marathons in 2013
17 half marathons in 2014 (plus my first Ragnar…)
17 races in 2015 including 3 marathons and 8 half marathons
And so far in 2016…
You might notice that we are only halfway through the year…
Hi, my name is Erika and I’m officially a race addict. I have 3 more half marathons and 1 marathon left on my schedule and I’m feeling antsy about that.
[Tweet “Confession: Racing is my favorite. #healthyaddiction #TOTR #howoftendoyourace”]
Are you a race addict like me or are you sane and only run a few select races each year?
Also, here are the topics for July – we hope you’ll continue to join us!
7/5/2016 – How do you choose your races? What thought process do you use?
7/12/2016 – Motivating music on the playlist: Do you choose a “theme song” for a goal race?
7/19/2016 – Runners Slang: Do you have running code words or terms? Share them!
7/26/2016 – Summer scenes from my run