I am so excited!
I used to run road races somewhat regularly - 5K, 10K, 10 milers, but the last time my feet hit the pavement in a "competitive" sort of way must have been 2001 or 2002.
I have to credit the desire to get back into the race thing to my experience at the CTR 10K a little over a month ago. I made the decision NOT to run that day and only to help with registration, etc; however, the way I felt as I stood under the pavilion (ready to hand out bagels) as the runners went by to the finish line made me feel lazy, left out, and completely unchallenged.
I found myself missing the getting up early on a Saturday, feeling a little nervous, anxious, and excited...getting to the race, getting my race packet...putting on my number...I realized that it is something that I miss greatly.
I vowed that day that I would register for a race soon...something to look forward to and prepare for...start out small and work my way back up again.
So yesterday I found a upcoming 5K, sent an email to my best friend, and we are officially registered and will be running on 10/18! YAY!!!
Here is the link - if anyone out there is interested: Stoneridge 5K - it is in Loudoun County, where I am moving to & it benefits the local schools. Last year they raised over $25,000 towards local education...which is just AWESOME!
Thanks KKH & Jenn!!!!