Tuesday, August 31, 2010

LB Officially In The LB

It's official.

All along, I'd been planning to run the Long Beach Half Marathon. On Monday, I made it official. I registered for the race and will run it Oct. 17.

Even though it was a rather small step - it took me a few minutes and was worried when my card was declined but then realized it was because I didn't enter the proper expiration date - it's still huge. It could have been so simple to just say "forget it" and move on. After all, the Mission Inn Half Marathon is $40, half of what I paid for Long Beach.

But I took the leap. I followed through with my goal, and I'll be out at Long Beach, running my second 13.1 of the year, third overall.

There is a great sense of finality when registering for a race. It's one thing to put a race tentatively on the calendar but quite another to pay for it and cement it on the calendar. Now it seems real. Now I can focus on the race, plan out my upcoming weeks, hit the speedwork hard, study the course, figure out the pre-race logistics... all quite exciting and motivating!

So I'll be bringing you quite a bit on the Long Beach Half Marathon from now until I run the race, number eight of 2010. That alone makes it a motivating event.

12 comments:

tahoegirl said...

I seem to always get a sinking feeling when I hit the "send" button when registering for a race...like, no, no, let me take that back. :o) Bring on LB for LB. Ha!

Morgan said...

Woot!!!! You are totally going to course PR and then some! GO LB!!!

I just got my race confirmation for a Half at the end of September... let's hope I can run it! (I registered via snail mail for it before I realized my injury was going to sideline me for the Full in October.)

Whitney said...

Awesome! Can't wait to hear how you do!

Angelina said...

Woohoo! CA Dreamin, on it's way!

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