I registered for a 50 mile race. Yes, you did in fact read that correctly. I registered for a 50 mile race. Originally I thought I might have another commitment in May, but that fell through and so I bumped up my goal of the 50 miler to May.
Back in 2006 I ran my first marathon, the Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio. It took me 6 hours to finish, mostly because I really had not trained well for the race, but I finished nonetheless. Immediately after that race I discovered that people participated in these races called Ultra's. And that there were even distances of 100+ miles.
That was quite awhile ago, and I have completed one 50k in 2011. But, I've never quite been in a place where I felt like I was capable of running that kind of distance, and who knows maybe I still can't.
I did sign up last year, but as I've mentioned before my year kind of fell apart, but I decided I would make 2013 my year. So I signed up for the 50's For Yo Momma race in May.
Honestly, I'm really nervous. But in keeping with my goals (the one about dreaming big, but working even harder) I thought that I should just go for it!
All of this is in preparation for my big goal of completing the 100 miler. I don't have one officially picked out yet. Mostly because the idea of registering for a 100 miler scares me shitless (apologies for the language). I have just never been the model student when it comes to training, and I am trying to change that.
God bless my hubby. I told him last night that I registered and the first thing out of his mouth was, need a buddy to run with? I can help you train...
That's why I married him :)
I hope 2013 brings lots of fun races and good times. I know it will be hard work, but it'll be good for me.
And I side note, I changed the title of my blog a little bit. It's now called Running My Cottontail Off :) I still like to think of myself as the RnRBunny...but I thought the blog could use a little more catchy title. Hope you will continue to follow me.