Today I'm linking-up with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.
Schedule - When my son is with his father for the weekend, emotionally this days used to be dreadful, painful, and in a good day, all I wanted to do was stay home and watch TV until Sunday night arrived. Having races gave me something to look forward to on Saturdays and Sundays.
Distance- 5Ks for me are something I can do quickly in a Saturday Morning, then go for breakfast and carry on enjoying the rest of the day. A 10K is similar, except for me, it hurts more. A Half Marathon is definitely something that will take at least a few hours, canceling out half of the day and leaving the other half for extra carb loading and watching movies in the couch. A Marathon is a 24 hour event, that includes lots of pizza, water, and a whole tiramisu just for myself.
|I loved that awesome bagel at DC!|
|My favorite post race meal!! Pizza!!|
Type of Race- I am a total sucker for fun races! You want me to run while somebody throws colors at me? Yes please! Run while wearing a super hero costume? Yes please! Turkey Trots- Gobble Gobble!
|Color run with my sister|
I also like races that benefit local agencies... Like the Library, because I LOVE the Library! I also enjoy doing the Girls On The Run Races, even when I feel left out of the celebrations.
I still want to add some type of obstacle run to my roster of races.... but those are more expensive, and further away.
Cost- 5Ks are cheaper than Half Marathons, but still not free. My sisters used to ask me how I paid for all the races, and I used to tell them that I was a stripper on weekends... ja ja ja .... no, I'm not really a stripper, I don't have the moves for that line of work.
Here is the truth, I saved my money specifically for races. So if I wanted to do a race, I would pack lunch and save that money for the registration fee. And packing lunch helped me with my nutrition on preparation for a race.
Speaking of cost.... I found a free 10K to do this weekend! I have no experience with doing a free race, but hey ! what is there to lose?
Location- I prefer local races and sleeping on my own bed. But I have occasionally done out of town races. I count those as Racecations.
|Bunny Palooza in Bethany Beach DE|
How about you?
What is a deciding factor on choosing a race?
Do you save to pay for races?
Have you ever done a free race?
What is your favorite Post Race food?