Hi Everybody! Welcome to this Tuesday’s edition of Tuesday’s on the Run. I’m linking up today with Patty, Erika, and Marcia. Tuesday’s are quickly becoming my most favorite day to post because we get to talk about running! Running is my favorite and I love to talk about it! Especially with people who love it as much as I do! Today’s topic is how often do you race?
So, how often do I race? Unfortunately not as often as I would like to. (Insert sad face here) I would love it if I could race every weekend – literally! Or at least every other weekend. But, the problem that I have is that my town only has local races a couple of times a year.
If I am going to race, we have to drive at least an hour and half to two hours to get to a race. Since most races have a 6:30 am start, we would either have to get up in the middle of the night or stay in a hotel the night before. For a big race, I would definitely want to stay the night before so I could get some rest. This would be a huge expense. Plus, we can’t be out of town every weekend. If there were more races within driving distance, I would definitely race as much as I could.
For this reason, I have thought about virtual races. While it would be nice to get a medal, it just wouldn’t be the same. Race day is full of excitement and adrenaline. I love being around so many other runners. It’s just so much fun to experience that. But, since that’s not possible for me all the time, I may try a virtual run and see how I like it. I guess I could have Jeremy wait for me at my driveway (finish line) and cheer me on! LOL
Right now, I race as much as possible. That means that when we have a clear weekend, I will try and find a race in a town where we have relatives so we can stay with them. But, that doesn’t always work out. Basically, it’s probably every couple of months, which really stinks. But, I love it when I get to to!
Do you race? If so, how often?