It’s official! I have registered for my first half marathon. I cannot believe I will be running 13.1 miles in a few short months!
For the last few weeks, I was debating between the Spooktacular Half Marathon and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon. Both are Halloween races, which is perfect because you all know how much I love Halloween. The deciding factor came down to the medal. I will always be a girl who loves her accessories! The Spooktacular medal is a Dia de los Muertos skull which is pretty fantastic! Even if it is just going to sit in the back of my closet in a box, I had to have this medal.
I have also heard good things about the course. The venue is around the Puddingstone Reservoir with a variety of paved and trail terrain.
Since I have four months to train for my first half marathon, I have plenty of time to mix up my training program. Each week I have decided to incorporate one speed run, one medium length run, and one long run. The runs will be sandwiched between strength and cross training on non-running days.
One super exciting factor about this race is that there will be a costume contest. I love dressing up for Halloween. Last year I went to the Ellen Show with my Mom as a Ballerina Stormtrooper, while my Mom was Princess Darth Vader. Did I mention I’m somewhat of a geek? Love all things fantasy!
I guess I better start thinking of costume ideas for this year. It needs to be something I can run in. The Bear thinks I should be Super Girl, which could be a fall back but I want something a little more creative.
Question of the day
What should my costume be for the Spooktacular Half Marathon?!?