After three very chilly race mornings, I was pretty sure that Gobble Cobble was going to be my last event of the year. But then of course even though I said I was done, I was still looking at race calendars online because I just can’t help myself. That’s when I came across a 5k bearing a familiar name.
The “Charlie” that this Run is referring to is a little boy named Charlie Neave. Charlie was a student at the same school that my brothers attended and my youngest brother knew him. Sadly, Charlie passed away last December and this will be the inaugural 5k to raise money for a scholarship fund in his name. As soon as I saw the event details, I knew I would be putting my hibernation off for a couple more weeks and this time I won’t be a one woman wolf pack like I normally am at races either! My Favorite, Erin, has been doing the Couch to 5k program for the past several months. I knew that she would be well prepared and it barely took any convincing at all for her to sign up! We are both so excited to take part in such a great cause and I’m so excited to watch her run her first race!
Of course it wouldn’t be a race week without me obsessing over the weather. For days there had been much talk about a “wintry mix”, which basically means sleet and probably means I will fall down at some point. This morning I checked my weather app to see what the current outside temp was – need to know how many layers to put my toddler in! – and lo and behold…
It seems the first accumulating snow of the year just HAS to be in the forecast for the day of our 5k! Brilliant! Between this and the bitter cold of my last two races when it seems like every other day it’s 60 degrees, I think the Weather Gods are trying to tell me something. Whatever, Weather Gods. We’re doing this and you can’t stop us.
I’m having (wintry) mixed feelings. On one hand, ugh running in the snow. On the other hand, OMG RUNNING IN THE SNOW! Maybe it will be fun and I’m trying to stay open minded. Wish me luck, but don’t tell me to break a leg because I really don’t want to do that.
So on Monday I will be doing my usual post-race recap and then Tuesday will be extra special because Erin is going to write up a guest post! It will be another recap, but through the eyes of someone who is running in their very first race. I can’t wait to see what she has to say and I know you guys will love her as much as I do.
Also on the menu for next week, I am getting my first little giveaway together! So stay tuned for more info on that. I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Are you running or racing this weekend? Tell me about it! Is there any snow in your forecast?
Also if you have ever run in the snow, I’d love some tips!
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