I have been so focused on my next big race, the Jamestown Half which is part of the UnitedHealthCare Triple Crown, that I am not really focused on the10K I am running on Tuesday for the 4th of July. Yes I have been working on a costume for the race. It is a holiday race after all and deserves a costume. But other than that I am treating it as a fun run.
The race is the HarvardPilgrim Health Care Finish at the 50 (10K, 5K & kids race). The kids are going to do a lap around the inside of Gillette Stadium for the kids race at 3:30 pm before my race goes off at 6:00 pm. There are all kinds of family friendly activities that are happening in conjunction with the event and we are really looking forward to the event. http://www.harvardpilgrimfinishatthe50.com/
Interestingly this is the first 10K I have raced since I ran the Race for the Taste 10K at Disney in October 2009. I have come a long way with my running since then. I remember finishing that race and telling everyone that I would never travel to Disney for a race any longer than 10K. Well look at me now! 2 runDisney Princess weekends later and headed into Marathon weekend signed up to do Goofy with a 100% chance that I will go for Dopey! I have come a long way and I am looking forward to even better things!
Sometimes it is okay for a race to just be a fun run! When did you last run a race just for fun?