Actually, it could end up being my 3rd, but as of right now, it will be my second.

I touched on how my body was all outta whack having to run my first 5k at 8AM. I know that most of these races are in the mornings, and I am the biggest night owl there is! So for my encore (or 3rd try) I deliberately tried to find a race that was in the evening. I succeeded!

The same people who put on the Columbus Half Marathon and 5k (Ultrafit/USA), are hosting the 2008 edition of the “Fright Nite 5K” at 7PM on October 31st. But wait, there’s more!

Prepare to be scared at this years Fright Nite 5K in historic Gahanna, Ohio. Runners and walkers who dare to join us will run 3.1 miles past haunted graveyards on your way to the specially lite Gahanna Golf Course. Night lights will help guide you along the cart trails as you make your way back through the haunted forest. Neon glow nechlaces will be issued to all brave runners and walkers attempting to complete this unique and daring adventure. No wimps please!

Seriously, though. This sounds like so much fun! So much to distract you from the fact that you’re running a 5k that it’ll make time fly by! I’m so excited! I may sign up this weekend, just to lock myself in!

After my first 5k I took a week an a half off from running to rest my body a little. As of last night, I’m back at it, plus all my usual strength training with weights that I was doing prior to August. I backed off of the weights a little in order to concentrate on my running. I now think I can handle both!

I’m still going to look for another 5k. I’m thinking very late September or early October, but if I can’t find a desirable one in that window, then I’ll just train through to the Fright Nite 5k!