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Found My Second 5k Race!

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!

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Getting a Little Nervous!

2008 Columbus Half Marathon/5K

2008 Columbus Half Marathon/5K

So I run my first 5k in just about 9 hours from now. So what am I doing awake still?

You can’t teach a dog new tricks! It’s before midnight for crying out loud! I don’t usually go to bed before 3. Yes, I will go before then tonight, but I just can’t right now. My body won’t let me. I’ll get up in enough time to eat some Oatmeal and wake my body up, run my race, then come home and go back to sleep! My mom will be there to cheer me on as well.

After rise from my nap, I may treat myself to a trip to the mall. Who knows! Depends how I do! I’ve read up on quite a few articles about how a first timer should prepare and run their race — emphasis on finishing, not time — so I’m not going to stress any time. Having said that, I’d still really like to be sub-30 minutes.

So wish me luck! I’ll let y’all know how it goes when I get done!

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I Signed Up!

So it’s official! A week from today, I will be running my first 5K! I can hardly believe it!

I’m excited and nervous! I haven’t run any type of “race” since High School track season, so it’s been a while! I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to to sleep next Saturday, but I’ll have to since it’s an 8:15 AM start!

Wish me luck!

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