I’m not the most decisive person. Not always but most of the time. If someone has a strong opinion, I’m happy to just go with it and leave the decision making to them. It drives my husband crazy.
Right now, I’m stuck. One of my goals for 2013 is to run a half marathon but I can’t decide which race to run!
Now, I’m back to running and feel comfortable and I really want to run a half marathon this year. Part of it is for redemption and part of it is for the love, joy and thrill of training for a race again. I haven’t trained for and run a race in a really long time (2005 maybe?) but I kind of love the idea of training. It makes me excited.
Here’s the thing. I want a local race. I don’t really have it in me to do a destination race (although part of me would really love to run SeaWheeze – Lululemon’s half marathon in Vancouver). I would prefer to run a spring race so that I can focus the second half of the year on yoga and yoga teacher training.
I’ve narrowed it down to three races:
- MORE/FITNESS Magazine Half Marathon – April 14
- New Jersey Half Marathon – May 5 (PS Why is it officially called the Long Branch Half Marathon while the full marathon is called the New Jersey Marathon?)
- Brooklyn Half Marathon – TBD (I’m assuming it will be sometime in May like it was last year but New York Road Runners hasn’t released the date yet.
Or, should I put off the half marathon until the fall and focus more on building up my running base and leg strength so that maybe I will be in a better position to run the race that I want to run versus just completing the race?
Have you run any of these races? Is there another race that I should consider? What would you do? Discuss.