Here are the Pros & Cons for registering and training for this very early seasoned race for this specific year....
- Miserable snow, ice, snow, freezing snow, icy roads, sidewalks;
- Dangerous conditions - I'm not complaining about running in the cold temperatures but the icy roads/sidewalks made it actually dangerous to run outside;
- Massive amounts of snow days leaving kids without school, meaning no running for me at all. In addition to no running on those days, it also is a day of non-stop eating junk food just to make it through the day in order to avoid an injury to someone.
- The treadmill sucks. No two ways about it - it sucks and I've been forced to use it more than I've ever used it in my life. I hate it - it's the worst.
|Snow Glorious Snow.|
- For the purpose of this post, I had to come up with at least one Pro for this list - I guess I'd say the one pro to signing up for an early season race is that it has kept me moving/running during the above mentioned misery that was/is this winter.
- And the most amazing reason is that I've raised money for my beloved Girls on the Run and will be proudly running for all the girls that cannot afford tuition - no girl is ever turned away from Girls on the Run because of financial hardship. Thank you to all that donated - I greatly appreciate it.
|GOTR Glen Rock Fall 2013 team|
The NYC Half is in a very short 14 days from today. After today's 10 mile run, I feel as if I'm ready for this race. Finally. I've been so nervous about it due to the nasty winter and my overall lack of running confidence. But today I did ten very long, very cold and very slow miles but I did it...