Once again my mouth has written a huge check, but this time, it is gonna get cashed! If you are an avid reader of this blog, (psst... you should be) you know that Richard and I have been running and doing races for over a year now. I felt froggy one day in the latter half of last year and made the declaration that I wanted to do a half marathon before I turned 40. I assume that I felt there was plenty of time to forget what I said and just continue on with life as usual. Fast forward a few months and neither one of us forgot, dang it, and time was running out. Luckily Google is pretty good at finding whatever you are looking for, and I found the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon.
This bad boy of a race occurs 6 days before my birthday so it fits perfectly into my "before I'm 40" timeline. The only downside to these damn half marathons is they are EXPENSIVE. Well the price and the whole running part. Much to my excitement, the race is offering a discount for 2013 if you register on the 13th of the month. The discount guru in me is pleased!
I will admit that I have bounced back and forth with my enthusiasm over this race, but with the new year and the start of our training schedule, I find myself pumped up about it. Live music all along the race route and just that surge of energy you get from an entire crowd of runners. The medal you receive upon finishing the race is a nice motivator as well. Completing this race will be amazing and I am sure it will feel like such an accomplishment, but there is one thing that stands out above all else. I want that damned "13.1" sticker to put on the back window of the car. Is it a little braggy? YEAH, but I have to think your stick figure family or your "my kid is an honor student" stickers do the same thing, so I'm pretty sure it's fair.
So Sunday March 24th, feel free to swing by and cheer us on. Actually feel free to just send positive vibes, I can't think of anything worse for a spectator to have to watch than a marathon. You would have to run along side the route to keep up with the action. We will take lots of pictures so you can feel like you were there. They will also have professionals to take lots of fun action shots which we will be sure to share as well. Leave a comment if you are running this race. It is always nice to see familiar faces in the crowd.
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