I've got the itch to go race!
I doubt my times would be much to brag about, or even mention, but it kicked in yesterday - it's racing season. I've only had one race so far this year and it was a virtual 5k. I enjoyed the virtual 5k, but it lacked in some areas. While there were other people doing it - there were...
...no runners in the distance to catch up to.
...no finish line with people standing around and cheering.
...no one to take either my number or official timing at the finish line.
...no old people that I thought shouldn't have beaten me that did :)
...no race swag
...no number to post on my wall
...no medal presentations
...no other exhausted people to talk about the race with
...no sometimes ugly race t-shirts (I think this is the only time we really accept ugly t-shirts and are happy about them)
I miss the atmosphere of racing. I miss the comradery that is associated with it.
It's kicked in though. I found a 5k this upcoming Saturday. My wife and I are to go pick up some friends from the airport in Springfield, MO on Saturday - so we will leave early in the morning to go do this race and leave in time from the race to go pick our friends up.
You may ask yourself?
Is it worth it to leave extra early and drive 30 minutes out of your way to go run in a race?
It is worth it.
Even if you can only walk - go participate in a race. It's addicting and exhilirating. Once you find that you can complete something - you're hooked.