Monday, November 28, 2011

First race entered for 2012

It's official, I have signed up for my first race in 2012 as I couldn't resist the Black Friday weekend prices. How can you go wrong with paying just $30.00 for a 50k? So Chippewa Moraine 50k, we are coming back to see you again. I say we, as my wife and daughter are signed up for the 10k, how you can go wrong with paying just $15.00 for a 10k?
For me, I have some unfinished business as last year I was a DNS at this race as I had to face the reality that my injuries were not going to let me run. It was a touch decision to not give it a try as I had run it the previous two years and had hopes of keeping my streak going. Ultimately the decision to not run led me to get the medical help for my injuries that I needed which got me back to running. I still remember the amount of time I spent agonizing over not running this event so I am glad to be able to put it back on my race calendar. One question that comes to my mind as I am contemplate my 2011 race issues, is do I go back to Potawatomi and run the 50 mile event? It would be fun to do that event pain free, ok maybe pain free at the start as the hills of McNaughton will cause pain before the day is done. An intriguing idea to set things right in my running world and I have until December 31st to avoid the next price increase ;-).

Regardless, it's time to start training with a purpose for 2012 and to map out the other events for 2012. 


Wayne said...

Hey I signed up for Chippewa too! And the Potawatomi 50 mile is looking really good right now - let's do it! :)

Anonymous said...

My first race is the Oz Marahon in Olathe, Ks. It's on April 21, though I may run the Rock the Parkway half the previous weekend with my wife.

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