Yep, it is another race weekend! Time seems to move much quicker now that the weather is warmer and my race calendar has more races on it.
I ran the Back to the Beach Half Marathon last year for the first time and I knew as soon as I ran it that I would be back again. The course for Back to the Beach is a great one! The race takes place at Stony Creek Metropark and a majority of the race is on trails. Ah be still my heart.
The volunteers at this race are excellent and the aid stations can’t be beat as one of them last year had orange slices and another had cold wet towels. Those little touches make all the difference.
The race swag last year was sweet as well. I received a tech shirt, a pint glass and a finishers medal. I am looking forward to adding to my Back to the Beach collection this year!
Like last year I am not fully trained for doing a half. With the new job, my workouts have been scaled back to almost none. But I can’t fully blame the new job either as I have only been there a few weeks now.
It is what it is and I plan to make the best of it and enjoy a great race. Chris will be there as well. He did the 10k last year but he decided to do the half this year. I think he was just jealous of my pint glass as that is for half marathon participants only.
Are you running or racing this weekend?
Do you have any other fun weekend plans?