Yesterday was the sign up for the Army 10 Miler. Judging by my Facebook feed, it was an absolute nightmare to sign up AND it sold out in a record amount of time.
I didn’t sign up. In fact, my conversation with Beer Geek went something like this:
Me: You should be proud of me. I didn’t sign up for the Army 10 Miler this year.
Him: Why would you? It’s not a half marathon.
Beer Geek clearly doesn’t buy into “mob mentality”.
I’ve run the Army 10 Miler 3 times. In fact, it was my first long race. (I remember it clearly – I ran the race and then we had Jones’ birthday party at our house with 20+ kids that afternoon. I could barely walk.)
The first time I ran it because I wanted to.
The second time I ran it because I wanted to beat 1:30:00 (missed it by 49 seconds).
The third time I ran it because my dad wanted to run it.
After all, “EVERYONE” else was doing it, I should do it too.
Somehow, I found some self control yesterday and didn’t sign up. But it made me realize that my fall is wide open. WIDE OPEN.
I’m running Ragnar in September and a race with Mainly Marathons in October (what? Only 1?), but that’s it! While part of me is happy (this spring has been a challenge), I’m feeling a bit lost.
I need a GOAL race for the fall. Here’s where you come in: tell me your favorite fall race within 6 hours of DC. Half marathon distance is preferred, but I’d love to hear about any beer related races in your neck of the woods!