We’ve made it to Thursday!
Thanks to Amanda @ Running with Spoons for hosting Thinking Out Loud Thursdays!
I’ve got just three thoughts for this Thursday….
1. I am Considering Running the Florida Storm Series!
Yesterday I wrote that I was pretty sure I would run the Fort Lauderdale half marathon this coming November.
As I was poking around the race site a bit I noticed the the half is part of the Florida Storm Series. If you run 3 to 5 of the races in the series you earn extra medals!
(KIM! Maybe that will get your son excited about coming down to do the Fort Lauderdale half and a couple others!)
The races I would get to choose from are:
- The Fort Lauderdale Half – Nov. 9th
- Palm Beaches Marathon & Half – Dec. 7th
- Miami Marathon & Half – Jan. 25th
- Miami Beach Half – Mar. 1st
- Sarasota Half & Relay – Mar. 15th
Right now I am thinking about doing the Fort Lauderdale Half, the Palm Beaches Half and the Sarasota Half (<<<< just to try something different). Those races would earn me the extra “3” medal. I like the big “5” medal but I don’t really want to run the Miami races.
The only reason the Sarasota one might not work out is because the 50K I have my eye on for next year usually takes place the last week of March. They haven’t released the 2015 date yet though so we’ll see…
2. On Speedwork Day I Treat Myself to a Nice Lunch Out.
As most of you know, I am an evening runner. I head out the door right after work and before I eat dinner.
I generally don’t eat solids for 3 to 4 hours before my evening runs during the spring and summer because my only bathroom options between my house and the beach are port-o-potties at construction sites… and we’re talking port-o-potties that have been baking in the mid-90s sun all day. NO THANK YOU to that situation! (During the winter I am more willing to brave them.)
Once I get to the beach I have more options, chiefly a public restroom that the homeless people hang out in front of and of course the restaurants that are along the beach that probably don’t want my sweaty, stinky self visiting when I have no intention of buying anything.
Soooooo I don’t eat before I go running during the summer. That means I need to have a nice, large lunch. I could bring a big lunch to work, but instead I usually treat myself to something special on speedwork day. I think you should do this too! It’s a really nice mid-week treat : )
I do eat before I go running, just not solids … usually Greek yogurt or a thick smoothie.
3. I have just one episode of Orange is the New Black left to watch!
Provided I watch the last episode before Friday night that will mean I watched two whole seasons in less than a week!
I didn’t love this second season as much as the first one, but I am excited to see what happens next!
Have you ever completed a race series? Did you enjoy it, or feel a bit burnt out by the end?