Hello there, song reference that few people are likely to get. Anyway, I do feel pretty darn fly and it’s because as of yesterday I’m all signed up to do something SUPER. FUN.
I’m running in the B3 Distance Challenge!!
What’s the B3 exactly? It’s 21.3 miles of pure Charm City running awesomeness — complete with picturesque harbor views and probably a green beer at some point — spread out over three races in the months of March, April, and muggy August: Kelly St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K, Sole of the City 10K, and a race that I so desperately wanted to do last year, (but wasn’t sure if I could handle the distance yet) the Charles Street 12. All three of these races are hosted by Charm City Run which I consider to be the coolest running store on the planet. I knew I was going to run in Chuck 12 this year and I had my eye on SotC, but when B3 was introduced I thought, “I need 14 races this year to hit my goal so why not do that 5K too?”
Well the “why not” was originally the price. The 12-miler is expensive by itself right now and so is the 10K with the premium. So the big price tag on B3 made sense when you factored in the 5K. Plus the fact that all of these events have post-race celebrations (green beer?), Chuck 12 has transportation because it’s an awkward point-to-point, an extra cool premium from the race series and a badass finisher’s medal for completing all three. I understood as much as one can understand why races cost so much. I just didn’t know if I could make it happen.
But today I DID with a little luck and a Google search that yielded me a Living Social deal for 26% off entry to B3!! THIS I could manage. I didn’t even give it a second thought and I’m glad I didn’t because by the time I got home in the evening, the deal had sold out.
As much as I wish I was in Florida right now taking on one of their running challenges, I’m so looking forward to one of my own right here in my hometown. Baltimore is such a fun place to run!
Streak Update: It’s DAY 48 and I’m feeling pretty good despite the fact that I’ve been dealing with some kind of reaction to a new protein shake I drank after my run yesterday afternoon. I’m supposed to be reviewing the product, but let’s just say…it would be hilarious, but they really don’t want my review. Today may be slow going, but I’m still going to get in my mile (high-waisted 70’s bell bottoms and zebra flats!). Yesterday I finally got to run outside for the first time in a week and it was wonderful. One of those runs that reminds me how much I absolutely LOVE doing this.
I hope everyone has a phenomenal weekend!
Have you run a race series before? Would you want to? Do you know that weird song from my post title?
It’s been in my head ever since I wrote this. I might need to download it to my playlist.