Y’all, I’ve basically taken the last few months off of running. The longest run I got around to was the F.A.S.T. Virtual 10k, and that was only because I really wanted to support the cause. And even then, I cheated because I ran mile repeats instead of an actual 10k. Other than that, I’ve had a few sprint or HIIT workouts thrown in there just finish off other workouts. Honestly, though, I’m pretty sure I needed the break. For some stupid reason I get stressed out when I skip runs when I think I “should” be completing them. Am I crazy? Sometimes I just need to remove running from my radar so that I can focus on other things, like being a sane individual and strength training.
Well, that’s all about to change. At least it better. I recently got an email inviting me to the Runner’s World Half and Festival in October. I probably just should have sent this picture as a response.
Of course I wanted to attend. It was no secret that I was super appreciative of the opportunity to run the Heartbreak Half in June. At this point, Runner’s World could invite me to come clean their offices and I would be there in a heartbeat. I can’t say enough good things about the people I met and the amount of fun I had at the last event. I can’t wait for October, and I’m excited to get back into the swing of things with running again.
The Runner’s World Half and Festival takes place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania during the weekend of October 17-19. The race weekend includes a 5K, 10K, half marathon, kids races, dog run, seminars, live music, and the return of the Hat Trick! I (slowly but surely) conquered the Hat Trick when I attempted it in June, so I’m pretty excited to try to tackle it in a different location. Once again, I’ll be going in blind. I’m always so prepared.
You can use the following codes for 10% off of your registration for each of the Runner’s World Half & Festival distances and challenges.
5 & Dime: blogrunpretty5&10
Hat Trick: blogrunprettyHat
I would love to see y’all there. I promise you will have an absolute blast and meet some incredible people. Definitely let me know if you sign up!
In other news, I’ve been practicing getting up at 5 am this week. I forgot how hard it was to be an adult and have to get up. I’ll miss you, summer break. Let’s look at the positive side, though. The earlier I wake up, the earlier I can drink my coffee. Silver lining? I think so. Today’s agenda includes working the registration table at school and maybe working out. I’ve skipped all but one workout this week, so it’s about time to sweat. Plus, I should probably start running again. We’ll see if that happens today.