Monday, March 9, 2009

Quick Race Updates

I delayed instant gratification this year and signed up for the Disney Goofy Challenge (plus the 5K next year, too!) via snail mail.  That saved $19 off of outrageous entry fees (I believe $285 for Goofy and $40 for the 5K).  I think this will be my last Goofy so figured I'd go out with the Dopey bang (when you do the 5K Friday, half marathon Saturday, and full marathon Sunday).  This card came in the mail almost 1 month ago, but I thought I'd share it.  I was getting nervous my entry was lost in the wide void of USPS.  I love these races and can't wait to go back in 2010.


Big Sur training is, err, well, it's sort of coming along.  All I know is my countdown clock continues ticking but the mileage does not seem to be going up.  Just when I was starting to get my running back on schedule I came down with a second cold in three weeks.  I had to nix my long run this week.  I was thinking of doing it today, but spent my day cat napping to try to get fully healthy again.  So I'm going to go for 16 this Friday and will have to see what happens in terms of whether or not I can do one or two 20 milers before the race.  I'm getting a little concerned about this marathon, but I figure it was always supposed to be an exercise in enjoying the scenery.  So not much lost.  But I don't want to bonk and die during the race.  That always makes smelling the flowers a little harder!

I may also be doing the Across the Bay 12K next weekend!  I won a free entry and if it pans out will be doing this as a training run!

Oops!  Also forgot to add that I entered the lottery for the Nike Women's Half Marathon in October.  Thanks, Leana for inviting me to join her group!  Fingers crossed...

14 comments:

Mica said...

Woah, that Dopey Event sounds INTENSE. You're my hero!

Marathon Maritza said...

How fun!!!

And just ease back into the Big Sur training...remember not to overdo it for the sake of 'catch up.' :)

And you should do the 12K! Julianne, Tara, Kristin and I are ALL doing it!

ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, you're doing the Dopey!!

And I agree that prices are outrageous. I too would have mailed my reg fee in for sure if I could save so much.

Hope you're feeling better soon!!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

well, get healthy and train well .. glad for the running update... I'm laid up with shoulder surgery .. no running for sometime yet to come, so it's good to see others still out there!

Alisa said...

Oooooo I signed up for Nike Women's Half too!

You'll do great in Big Sur...I've heard it's on the list of top 10 most beautiful marathons. I would do it BUT am afraid of the course =).

Tara said...

that sounds sooo fun!!!! and I agree with Maritza you should do the 12K a lot of us will be there :)

Marci said...

Awesome line up of races!!

bunnygirl said...

The Dopey sounds fun and I hope you get to feeling better so you can get your training back on track!

FrecklesandDeb said...

We hurt just thinking about all of that running! We think we will cheer you on from the sidelines. Good luck!

aron said...

wooo that is going to be awesome!!!

good luck at the 12k this weekend!!!

YowlYY said...

That sounds like a lot of running! Good luck and be the wind with you!

Fez and the Gang said...

That sounds very tiring! We will all take a nap for you now...

audgepodge said...

I'm still thinking about the 5K... my sister and I walked the 5K for the Minnie Marathon weekend so I'll see if she wants to do this one as well.

Marlene said...

Yay! Dopey is ever crazier than Gofy, but I'm sure it'll be loads of fun. I can't wait!