… Medals! I received a "Race Fund" check for my birthday last week which opened up a lot of new race possibilities. Of course, there are a few things I must consider before registering (not necessarily in this order):
Training schedule: As a group leader, I can only miss 2 training runs, and I missed one for my family reunion. For example, the Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon is on the training schedule, but falls on The Mr.'s birthday, so I don't know if I will run. The Space Coast Marathon & Half Marathon falls on Thanksgiving weekend, and there is no group run, so my absence will not be noticed.
Cost/Location: Local races are not necessarily the most economical, but obviously a "Racecation" has its additional costs too.
Who's Runnin' with Me: I've run by myself many times before, but c'mon, what's better than having your running buddies with you?
Medal: To be totally honest with you, this is usually what I consider first, and what puts a race on my radar or "race-dar," if you will. I still haven't decided how best to display them (medal rack vs shower rod; chronologically vs chronologically by race vs chronologically by distance; should virtual races be separate?), so I literally have hangers with medals on them. But, I digress.
I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Just tonight, I stumbled upon this: http://blog.walkjogrun.net/2014/02/10/races-with-the-best-medals/
Kay Dub is a 40 year old stay at home mother of 1 fur baby, a First Grader and a Preschooler. An avid runner, marathon mom, fitness buff, sprint triathlete, and Noxgear Ambassador, her most challenging goal is becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman and "Wife After God".